# Magic Formula & Signal Update on First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) as Reading Touches 14587

Date: Oct 30, 2018

First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) has a current MF Rank of 14587. The Magic Formula was developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to uncover high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price.

Even extremely solid stocks can periodically face setbacks. There is no shortage of news regarding publically traded companies, and investors Often times have the tricky job of deciding what information is worth taking a closer look at. Making trading decisions based on one piece of data may not be the optimal season of action. When there is negative information about a firm, investors may be quick to sell without viewing deeper into the numbers. On the flip side, investors may be super quick to buy on good news without fully researching the stock.

Free Cash Flow Growth (FCF Growth) is the free cash flow of the current year minus the free cash flow from the previous year, divided by last year’s free cash flow. The FCF Growth of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -2.662409. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the firm minus capital expenditure. This cash is what a firm uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends.

The Free Cash Flow Score (FCF Score) is a useful gadget in calculating the free cash flow growth with free cash flow stability – this gives investors the overall quality of the free cash flow. The FCF Score of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -0.995519. Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -0.977463. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a firm is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a firm is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is determined by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is determined by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a gadget in evaluating the quality of a firm’s ROIC over the season of five years. The ROIC Quality of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -0.184467. This is determined by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is determined using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -0.826643.

Shareholder Yield

The Shareholder Yield is a way that investors can see how much money shareholders are receiving from a firm through a combination of dividends, share repurchases and debt reduction. The Shareholder Yield of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -1.813237. This percentage is determined by adding the dividend yield plus the percentage of shares repurchased. Dividends are a common way that companies distribute cash to their shareholders. Similarly, cash repurchases and a reduction of debt can boost the shareholder value, too. Another way to think through the effectiveness of a firm’s distributions is by viewing at the Shareholder yield (Mebane Faber). The Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of First Vanadium Corp. TSXV:FVAN is -0.91319. This number is determined by viewing at the quantify of the dividend yield plus percentage of sales repurchased and net debt repaid yield.

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The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to think through a firm’s value. The VC1 of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is 71. A firm with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued firm, while a firm with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued firm. The VC1 is determined using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is determined with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is 80.

Investors may be interested in looking the Gross Margin score on shares of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN). The name right now has a score of 69.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.