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# Calculating The Fair Value Of Endeavour Group Limited (ASX:EDV)

How far off is Endeavour Group Limited (ASX:EDV) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a look at whether the stock is fairly priced by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. This will be done using the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. Don't get put off by the jargon, the math behind it is actually quite straightforward.

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## The Model

We are going to use a two-stage DCF model, which, as the name states, takes into account two stages of growth. The first stage is generally a higher growth period which levels off heading towards the terminal value, captured in the second 'steady growth' period. To start off with, we need to estimate the next ten years of cash flows. Where possible we use analyst estimates, but when these aren't available we extrapolate the previous free cash flow (FCF) from the last estimate or reported value. We assume companies with shrinking free cash flow will slow their rate of shrinkage, and that companies with growing free cash flow will see their growth rate slow, over this period. We do this to reflect that growth tends to slow more in the early years than it does in later years.

Generally we assume that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar in the future, so we discount the value of these future cash flows to their estimated value in today's dollars:

#### 10-year free cash flow (FCF) estimate

 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 Levered FCF (A\$, Millions) AU\$580.8m AU\$551.8m AU\$606.2m AU\$491.8m AU\$501.0m AU\$486.3m AU\$479.0m AU\$476.6m AU\$477.6m AU\$480.9m Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x4 Analyst x5 Analyst x5 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Est @ -2.93% Est @ -1.5% Est @ -0.5% Est @ 0.2% Est @ 0.69% Present Value (A\$, Millions) Discounted @ 5.3% AU\$552 AU\$498 AU\$520 AU\$400 AU\$387 AU\$357 AU\$334 AU\$316 AU\$301 AU\$288

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = AU\$4.0b

After calculating the present value of future cash flows in the initial 10-year period, we need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all future cash flows beyond the first stage. The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at a future annual growth rate equal to the 5-year average of the 10-year government bond yield of 1.8%. We discount the terminal cash flows to today's value at a cost of equity of 5.3%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2032 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = AU\$481m× (1 + 1.8%) ÷ (5.3%– 1.8%) = AU\$14b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= AU\$14b÷ ( 1 + 5.3%)10= AU\$8.5b

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the future cash flows, which in this case is AU\$12b. To get the intrinsic value per share, we divide this by the total number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of AU\$6.9, the company appears about fair value at a 0.6% discount to where the stock price trades currently. Valuations are imprecise instruments though, rather like a telescope - move a few degrees and end up in a different galaxy. Do keep this in mind.

## The Assumptions

Now the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate, and of course, the actual cash flows. Part of investing is coming up with your own evaluation of a company's future performance, so try the calculation yourself and check your own assumptions. The DCF also does not consider the possible cyclicality of an industry, or a company's future capital requirements, so it does not give a full picture of a company's potential performance. Given that we are looking at Endeavour Group as potential shareholders, the cost of equity is used as the discount rate, rather than the cost of capital (or weighted average cost of capital, WACC) which accounts for debt. In this calculation we've used 5.3%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.813. Beta is a measure of a stock's volatility, compared to the market as a whole. We get our beta from the industry average beta of globally comparable companies, with an imposed limit between 0.8 and 2.0, which is a reasonable range for a stable business.

## Looking Ahead:

Although the valuation of a company is important, it shouldn't be the only metric you look at when researching a company. The DCF model is not a perfect stock valuation tool. Preferably you'd apply different cases and assumptions and see how they would impact the company's valuation. For instance, if the terminal value growth rate is adjusted slightly, it can dramatically alter the overall result. For Endeavour Group, there are three additional aspects you should explore:

1. Risks: Case in point, we've spotted 1 warning sign for Endeavour Group you should be aware of.
2. Future Earnings: How does EDV's growth rate compare to its peers and the wider market? Dig deeper into the analyst consensus number for the upcoming years by interacting with our free analyst growth expectation chart.
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### About ASX:EDV

#### Endeavour Group

Engages in the retail drinks and hospitality businesses in Australia.

Mediocre balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.