Is There An Opportunity With Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited’s (HKG:1382) 35.05% Undervaluation?

How far off is Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited (HKG:1382) 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 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. Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model. Please also note that this article was written in August 2018 so be sure check out the updated calculation by following the link below.

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The calculation

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. To start off with we need to estimate the next five years of cash flows. For this I used the consensus of the analysts covering the stock, as you can see below. I then discount this to its value today and sum up the total to get the present value of these cash flows.

5-year cash flow estimate

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Levered FCF (HK$, Millions) HK$752.00 HK$954.00 HK$950.00 HK$1.03k HK$980.56
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ -4.98%
Present Value Discounted @ 8.44% HK$693.47 HK$811.27 HK$744.99 HK$746.30 HK$653.90

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= HK$3.65b

The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business’s cash flow after 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 2.2%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 8.4%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = HK$980.56m × (1 + 2.2%) ÷ (8.4% – 2.2%) = HK$16.07b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = HK$16.07b ÷ ( 1 + 8.4%)5 = HK$10.71b

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 HK$14.36b. 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 HK$9.93. Relative to the current share price of HK$6.45, the stock is quite good value at a 35.05% discount to what it is available for right now.

SEHK:1382 Intrinsic Value Export August 19th 18
SEHK:1382 Intrinsic Value Export August 19th 18

The assumptions

Now 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 Pacific Textiles Holdings 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 8.4%, 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.

Next Steps:

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 1382, I’ve compiled three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Financial Health: Does 1382 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 1382’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 1382? 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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