Does the share price for Sunrise Communications Group AG (VTX:SRCG) reflect it’s really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock’s intrinsic value by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today’s value. I will be using 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 August 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Sunrise Communications Group by following the link below.
Is SRCG fairly valued?
I’m 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 perpetual stable growth rate. 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 estimate
|Levered FCF (CHF, Millions)||CHF201.28||CHF240.20||CHF278.75||CHF310.67||CHF372.00|
|Source||Analyst x6||Analyst x9||Analyst x7||Analyst x3||Analyst x2|
|Present Value Discounted @ 8.74%||CHF185.10||CHF203.13||CHF216.78||CHF222.18||CHF244.65|
Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= CHF1.07b
We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after the five years. The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at an annual growth rate equal to the 10-year government bond rate of 3.7%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 8.7%.
Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = CHF372.00m × (1 + 3.7%) ÷ (8.7% – 3.7%) = CHF7.67b
Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = CHF7.67b ÷ ( 1 + 8.7%)5 = CHF5.04b
The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next five years and the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is CHF6.12b. The last step is to then 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) then we use the equivalent number. This results in an intrinsic value of CHF135.68. Relative to the current share price of CHF88.8, the stock is quite good value at a 34.55% discount to what it is available for right now.
Now 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 Sunrise Communications 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 8.7%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.800. 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.
Whilst important, DCF calculation 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 SRCG, there are three essential factors you should further examine:
- Financial Health: Does SRCG 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 SRCG’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 SRCG? 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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