Amgen (AMGN) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Amgen Dividend

Sector: Healthcare         

The Amgen (AMGN) dividend has been paid continuously since 2011 and increased for 9 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Challenger.

On 9/01/20 Amgen was added as a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Amgen’s large moat comes from its’ highly diversified portfolio of blockbuster drugs; especially in the oncology ( prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and study of cancer) and immunology (how the body prevents infection) markets.

Current Dividend Annualized: $7.04

Amgen (AMGN) Intrinsic Value – Margin of Safety Analysis            

(updated June 2021)

Normalized Diluted Earnings Per Share (TTM): $12.07
Cash Flow From Operations Per Share (TTM):  $17.84
Free Cash Flow Per Share (TTM): $16.76

Estimated Intrinsic Value:  $223

Target Buy Price Based on Required Margin of Safety =  $171
(Required Margin of Safety Based On Risk Stability Grade:

A = 10%, B = 20%, C = 30%, D = 40%, F = 50%)

Target SELL Price Based on Estimated Intrinsic Value = $245
(Allow Overvaluation Adjusted by Risk Stability Grade:

A = 20%, B = 15%, C = 10%, D = 5%, F = 0%)

 

Risk / Stability Grade:  C

A grade indicates a quality company with a strong balance sheet, high earnings quality, and a positive business environment. These stocks require the slimmest margin of safety within the stock universe.

B grade indicates a company with a good balance sheet, good earning quality, and a stable business environment. The margin of safety required should be greater than stocks with an A grade but less than the average stock.

C grade indicates a company with a sufficient balance sheet, at least average earnings quality, and a reasonably stable business environment. The margin of safety required is greater than A & B stocks, but less than D & F stocks.

D grade indicates a company in good standing but has issues that could affect its stability and long term risks. D rated stocks should require a large margin of safety when purchased.

F grade indicates a company with significant issues that are currently affecting its stability and long term risks. Require an extremely large margin of safety for F rated stocks when purchased.

 

Dividend Safety Grade: C

A grade indicates an extremely low probability of a dividend cut. This rating is reserved for companies with strong balance sheets and/or excellent dividend histories.

B grade indicates a very low probability for a dividend cut.

C grade indicates a low probability for a dividend cut and/or average safety risk.

D grade indicates there are issues that should be considered concerning future dividend payments.

F grade indicates serious dividend safety risks. Investors should complete comprehensive due diligence before investing.

 

Earnings Quality Grade:  B

A grade indicates earnings quality is high or far above average.

B grade indicates earnings quality is good and/or above average.

C grade indicates earnings quality is acceptable or average.

D grade indicates earnings quality is poor and requires thoughtful due diligence.

F grade indicates the quality of the earnings is poor or far below average requiring serious due diligence.

Earnings Report:  3/31/21

AAAMP Portfolios Position Disclosures:
Treasure Trove Twelve – None
Dividend Growth & Income – None
Global Dividend Balanced – None
Aggressive Growth Balanced – None
High Yield Balanced – None
Global Value – None

Company Description

Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Biotechnology

Amgen is a leader in biotechnology-based human therapeutics, with historical expertise in renal disease and cancer supportive-care products.

Flagship drugs include red blood cell boosters Epogen and Aranesp, immune system boosters Neupogen and Neulasta, and Enbrel for inflammatory diseases.

Amgen introduced its first cancer therapeutic, Vectibix, in 2006 and received approval for bone-strengthening drug Prolia/Xgeva in 2010. Amgen’s acquisition of Onyx bolstered the firm’s therapeutic oncology portfolio with Nexavar and Kyprolis. Recent launches include Repatha (cholesterol-lowering) and Aimovig (migraine).

 

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While Arbor Investment Planner has used reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of third-party information presented herein. The sole purpose of this analysis is information. Nothing presented herein is, or is intended to constitute investment advice. Consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions.

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