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Is There An Opportunity With Ansarada Group Limited's (ASX:AND) 36% Undervaluation?

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Key Insights

  • The projected fair value for Ansarada Group is AU$1.56 based on 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
  • Current share price of AU$1.00 suggests Ansarada Group is potentially 36% undervalued
  • Analyst price target for AND is AU$1.87, which is 20% above our fair value estimate

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Ansarada Group Limited (ASX:AND) as an investment opportunity by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. One way to achieve this is by employing the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. Before you think you won't be able to understand it, just read on! It's actually much less complex than you'd imagine.

We generally believe that a company's value is the present value of all of the cash it will generate in the future. However, a DCF is just one valuation metric among many, and it is not without flaws. If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the rationale behind this calculation can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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The Calculation

We're using the 2-stage growth model, which simply means we take in account two stages of company's growth. In the initial period the company may have a higher growth rate and the second stage is usually assumed to have a stable growth rate. To begin with, we have to get estimates of 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.

A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, and so the sum of these future cash flows is then discounted to today's value:

10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast

2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
Levered FCF (A$, Millions) -AU$2.77m AU$2.57m AU$4.43m AU$5.98m AU$7.48m AU$8.84m AU$10.0m AU$11.0m AU$11.8m AU$12.5m
Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Est @ 34.95% Est @ 25.04% Est @ 18.11% Est @ 13.25% Est @ 9.86% Est @ 7.48% Est @ 5.81%
Present Value (A$, Millions) Discounted @ 8.0% -AU$2.6 AU$2.2 AU$3.5 AU$4.4 AU$5.1 AU$5.6 AU$5.8 AU$5.9 AU$5.9 AU$5.8

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = AU$42m

We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after this ten year period. 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 1.9%. We discount the terminal cash flows to today's value at a cost of equity of 8.0%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2032 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = AU$13m× (1 + 1.9%) ÷ (8.0%– 1.9%) = AU$211m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= AU$211m÷ ( 1 + 8.0%)10= AU$98m

The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next ten years plus the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is AU$139m. The last step is to then divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Relative to the current share price of AU$1.0, the company appears quite undervalued at a 36% 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.

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ASX:AND Discounted Cash Flow March 15th 2023

Important Assumptions

The calculation above is very dependent on two assumptions. The first is the discount rate and the other is the cash flows. If you don't agree with these result, have a go at the calculation yourself and play with the 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 Ansarada 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 8.0%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.019. 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.

Moving On:

Valuation is only one side of the coin in terms of building your investment thesis, and it shouldn't be the only metric you look at when researching a company. DCF models are not the be-all and end-all of investment valuation. Preferably you'd apply different cases and assumptions and see how they would impact the company's valuation. For example, changes in the company's cost of equity or the risk free rate can significantly impact the valuation. Can we work out why the company is trading at a discount to intrinsic value? For Ansarada Group, we've compiled three relevant factors you should consider:

  1. Risks: Case in point, we've spotted 1 warning sign for Ansarada Group you should be aware of.
  2. Future Earnings: How does AND'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.
  3. Other High Quality Alternatives: Do you like a good all-rounder? Explore our interactive list of high quality stocks to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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About ASX:AND

Ansarada Group

Provides business to business software as a service platform for business readiness and deal execution in Australia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United Kingdom.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.