GuruFocus' list of 52-week lows
, these Guru-owned stocks are traded at close to their 52-week
lows: NTT DoCoMo Inc. (
), Baidu Inc. (
), Banco Santander Brasil SA (
) and Shire Plc (
NTT DoCoMo Inc. (
NTT DoCoMo is trading for $14.30, close to its 52-week low of
$14.70, after falling almost 20% over the last year. Five Gurus
hold this stock.
NTT DoCoMo is the largest mobile, data and multimedia services
company in Japan, and one of the world's largest mobile
communications companies with more than 60 million customers in
Japan and a domestic market share of 46.9%.
DoCoMo's revenues declined annually from 2008 to 2011, and
increased from 4.2 billion yen that year to 4.2 billion yen in
2012. Net income has been near half a billion yen for the past
five years, declining from 491 million yen in 2011 to 460 million
yen in 2012.
GuruFocus indicates that the company has seven good signs: a
strong financial position, enough cash to cover all of its debt,
consistent revenue per share growth, expanding margin, a stock
price near its 52-week low, a P/E ratio (11) close to a
three-year low and a P/B ratio (1) also close to a three-year
The growth in the Japanese mobile communication market is
expected to be slow for conventional voice use, the company said
in its annual report for the year ended March 31, 2012. It
expects growth from the expanded use of smartphones, flat-rate
packet services and high-speed data communication services which
are increasing data usage and the creation of new market
opportunities like mobile phone content and apps.
DoCoMo's recent share price decline to 14-year lows primarily
resulted from it cutting its annual profit forecast due to not
selling the Apple iPhone 5.
Baidu Inc. (
Baidu is trading for $107.02, close to its 52-week low of
$104.98, after declining almost 24% over the last year. Eleven
Gurus hold this stock.
Baidu is the Chinese Internet search engine comparable to Google
with the world's largest Internet user population of 477 million
as of mid-2011. It generates revenue through offering online
marketing and display advertising on its organic and affiliated
In the last five years, Baidu has grown revenue at a rate of
77.4% annually, EBITDA at a rate of 92.8% annually and book value
at a rate of 67.6% annually.
In 2011, Baidu's revenue jumped 83.2% year over year to $2.3
billion, with online marketing revenues increasing 83.1%, driven
by an increase in the number of marketing customers and revenue
In its most recently reported third quarter, ended Sept. 30,
2012, Baidu reported a 49.7% year over year revenue increase to
$996.4 million, driven by a 49.6% increase in online marketing
revenues as a result of an increase in the number of customers
and revenue per customer. Net income increased 59.8% to $478.6
million, driven by its continued investment in areas it sees as
growing in the future, such as mobile and cloud.
Baidu is losing Chinese search engine market share to a new
competitor, Qihoo 360, according to Forbes.
GuruFocus gives the company five good signs: strong financial
strength, strong Altman Z-Score (which indicates the a company's
closeness to bankruptcy), stock price close to one-year low, a
P/E ratio (29.1) close to a three-year low and a P/B ratio (11.8)
close to a three-year low.
BIDU data byGuruFocus.com
Banco Santander Brasil SA (
Banco Santander is trading for $6.84, close to its 52-week low of
$6.77, after declining 25% over the last year.
Banco Santander Brasil is the Brazilian unit of the Spanish bank,
Santander, and the nation's third-largest bank not owned by the
government. It went public in October 2009 and its stock has
declined 48% since then.
In the three years it has been a public company, Santander
Brasil's revenue increased from $23.6 billion to $36.4 billion,
and net income increased from $2.8 billion to $4.7 billion. Its
cash has increased from $98.9 billion to $168.1 billion, and
long-term liabilities and debt have increased from $28.39 billion
to $41.75 billion. Return on equity increased from 8% to 9.9% and
return on assets increased from 1.7% to 1.9%.
Santander Brasil has a P/E of 8.57, P/S of 0.39 and P/B of 0.32.
BSBR data byGuruFocus.com
The bank's third quarter net revenue was $741 million, an 8.5%
year-over-year decline due to loan loss provision expenses
related to a year-over-year rise in default rates. Return on
equity increased slightly to 11.7% from 11.5% the previous
quarter. Its number of clients also increased to 26.85 million
from 24.7% in the same period a year ago.
Shire Plc (
Shire Plc is trading for $84.39, close to its 52-week low of
$82.65, after declining 3.4% over the last year. Seven Gurus hold
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc is the world's largest maker of
pharmaceuticals to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), and also focuses on gastrointestinal (GI)
diseases, human genetic therapies (
) and regenerative medicine (
) and other areas. It has 5,000 employees in 29 countries.
In the last five years, Shire has increased revenue per share at
an annual growth rate of 14.8%, EBITDA per share at an annual
growth rate of 29.5%, free cash flow per share at an annual
growth rate of 14.6% and book value per share at an annual growth
rate of 13.3%. It has cash on its balance sheet of $1.9 billion
and long-term liabilities and debt of $1.9 billion.
GuruFocus sees seven good signs in Shire: strong financial
strength, consistent per-share revenue growth, expanding
operating margin, dividend yield close to a two-year high, price
close to a one-year low, P/E ratio close to a three-year low and
P/B ratio close to a three-year low.
Shire has a P/E of 14, P/B of 4.38 and P/S of 3.7.
SHPG data byGuruFocus.com
For the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012, Shire reported 1%
year-over-year increase in revenues to $1.1 billion, and 6% in
non-GAAP earnings per ADS, driven by a 20% increase in R&D
investment in its late-stage pipeline. It reported in its third
quarter results that it is on track to deliver double-digit
earnings growth in full year 2012.
Product sales excluding its ADD drug Adderall XR were up 10%;
Adderall sales declined 32% to $102 million as it faced
competition from a generic version released in the second quarter
In the third quarter, the company also approved a $500 million
share buy-back program, which it said will not impede its organic
growth and acquisition strategy.
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