Does the January share price for Spin Master Corp. (TSE:TOY) reflect it’s really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock’s intrinsic value by estimating the company’s future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. This is done using the discounted cash flows (DCF) model. Don’t get put off by the jargon, the math behind it is actually quite straightforward. If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model. If you are reading this and its not January 2019 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Spin Master by following the link below.
Is TOY fairly valued?
I use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of varying growth rates for the company’s cash flows. Generally the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is a more stable growth phase. In the first stage we need to estimate the cash flows to the business over the next five years. For this I used the consensus of the analysts covering the stock, as you can see below. I then discount the sum of these cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate.
5-year cash flow forecast
|Levered FCF ($, Millions)||$166.40||$174.00||$214.90||$236.20||$273.99|
|Source||Analyst x3||Analyst x2||Analyst x1||Analyst x1||Est @ 16%, capped from 23.87%|
|Present Value Discounted @ 8.94%||$152.74||$146.61||$166.21||$167.69||$178.56|
Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= US$812m
After calculating the present value of future cash flows in the intial 5-year period we need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows beyond the first stage. The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at an annual growth rate equal to the 10-year government bond rate of 2.3%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 8.9%.
Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US$274m × (1 + 2.3%) ÷ (8.9% – 2.3%) = US$4.2b
Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = US$4.2b ÷ ( 1 + 8.9%)5 = US$2.8b
The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is US$3.6b. To get the intrinsic value per share, we divide this by the total number of shares outstanding, or the equivalent number if this is a depositary receipt or ADR. This results in an intrinsic value of CA$47.19. Compared to the current share price of CA$42.04, the stock is about right, perhaps slightly undervalued at a 11% discount to what it is available for right now.
I’d like to point out that the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate and of course the actual cash flows. If you don’t agree with my result, have a go at the calculation yourself and play with the assumptions. Because we are looking at Spin Master as potential shareholders, the cost of equity is used as the discount rate, rather than the cost of capital (or weighed average cost of capital, WACC) which accounts for debt. In this calculation I’ve used 8.9%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.862. This is derived from the Bottom-Up Beta method based on comparable companies, with an imposed limit between 0.8 and 2.0, which is a reasonable range for a stable business.
Although the valuation of a company is important, it shouldn’t be the only metric you look at when researching a company. For TOY, I’ve put together three important aspects you should look at:
- Financial Health: Does TOY have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
- Future Earnings: How does TOY’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.
- Other High Quality Alternatives: Are there other high quality stocks you could be holding instead of TOY? 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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