Middleby Corp ($MIDD) Possible Buy to $141 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Company name Middleby Corp
Stock ticker MIDD
Live stock price [stckqut]MIDD[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Fair
EBIT growth Good


Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $169.65
Target stock price (averages with growth) $197.25
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $95.51
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $165.68

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=midd

The Middleby Corporation (Middleby) is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of commercial foodservice, food processing equipment and residential kitchen equipment. The Company operates in three segments: the Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group, the Food Processing Equipment Group and the Residential Kitchen Equipment Group. The Company’s Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group segment has a portfolio of cooking and warming equipment, which serves cooking or warming application within a commercial kitchen or foodservice operation. The Company’s Food Processing Equipment Group segment offers a range of processing solutions for customers producing pre-cooked meat products, such as hot dogs, dinner sausages, poultry and lunchmeats and baked goods, such as muffins, cookies and bread. The Company’s Residential Kitchen Equipment Group segment manufactures, sells and distributes kitchen equipment for the residential market. The Company’s subsidiary is Middleby Marshall Inc.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Middleby Corp.

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How was this analysis of Middleby Corp calculated?

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In order to assist you in using the techniques of this book, the values that I used when calculating the Manual pricing above were:

  • Stock price at the time of the calculation: $127.01
  • Growth: 0.16
  • Current EPS (TTM): $3.97
  • P/E: 32
  • Future EPS Calc: $8.33
  • Future Stock Price Calc: $266.82
  • Target stock price: $165.67

I hope that this makes you a Confident Investor.

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