Wayland Group Corp. (CNSX:WAYL) Investors Are Paying Above The Intrinsic Value

How far off is Wayland Group Corp. (CNSX:WAYL) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, I am going to take a look at whether the stock is fairly priced by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today’s value. I will use the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple! Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of 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 Wayland Group by following the link below.

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What’s the value?

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 begin with we have to get estimates of the next five years of cash flows. For this I used the consensus of the analysts covering the stock, as you can see below. The sum of these cash flows is then discounted to today’s value.

5-year cash flow forecast

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (CA$, Millions) CA$-28.00 CA$30.04 CA$35.44 CA$41.47 CA$48.10
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 18%, capped from 19.91% Est @ 17%, capped from 19.91% Est @ 16%, capped from 19.91%
Present Value Discounted @ 18.05% CA$-23.72 CA$21.55 CA$21.54 CA$21.35 CA$20.98

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= CA$62m

We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after the five years. For a number of reasons a very conservative growth rate is used that cannot exceed that of the GDP. In this case I have used the 10-year government bond rate (1.9%). In the same way as with the 5-year ‘growth’ period, we discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 18.1%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = CA$48m × (1 + 1.9%) ÷ (18.1% – 1.9%) = CA$304m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = CA$304m ÷ ( 1 + 18.1%)5 = CA$133m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is CA$194m. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. If the stock is an depositary receipt (represents a specified number of shares in a foreign corporation) or ADR then we use the equivalent number. This results in an intrinsic value of CA$0.91. Compared to the current share price of CA$1.23, the stock is rather overvalued at the time of writing.

CNSX:WAYL Intrinsic Value Export January 24th 19
CNSX:WAYL Intrinsic Value Export January 24th 19

The assumptions

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. You don’t have to agree with my inputs, I recommend redoing the calculations yourself and playing with them. Because we are looking at Wayland Group 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 18.1%, which is based on a levered beta of 2. 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.

Next Steps:

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. What is the reason for the share price to differ from the intrinsic value? For WAYL, I’ve compiled three important factors you should further research:

  1. Financial Health: Does WAYL 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.
  2. Future Earnings: How does WAYL’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: Are there other high quality stocks you could be holding instead of WAYL? 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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