Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986) Ltd. (TLV:ELMR)

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 10, 2022
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How far off is El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986) Ltd. (TLV:ELMR) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a look at whether the stock is fairly priced by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. One way to achieve this is by employing the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple!

Remember though, that there are many ways to estimate a company's value, and a DCF is just one method. Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model.

Check out our latest analysis for El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986)

Step by step through the calculation

We use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of growth rates for the company's cash flows. Generally the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is a lower growth phase. To begin with, we have to get estimates of the next ten years of cash flows. Seeing as no analyst estimates of free cash flow are available to us, we have extrapolate the previous free cash flow (FCF) from the company's last 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.

Generally we assume that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar in the future, so we discount the value of these future cash flows to their estimated value in today's dollars:

10-year free cash flow (FCF) estimate

2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031
Levered FCF (₪, Millions) ₪21.8m ₪21.8m ₪21.9m ₪22.1m ₪22.3m ₪22.6m ₪22.9m ₪23.2m ₪23.5m ₪23.8m
Growth Rate Estimate Source Est @ -0.44% Est @ 0.14% Est @ 0.54% Est @ 0.82% Est @ 1.02% Est @ 1.16% Est @ 1.25% Est @ 1.32% Est @ 1.37% Est @ 1.4%
Present Value (₪, Millions) Discounted @ 6.8% ₪20.4 ₪19.1 ₪18.0 ₪17.0 ₪16.1 ₪15.2 ₪14.5 ₪13.7 ₪13.0 ₪12.4

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = ₪159m

After calculating the present value of future cash flows in the initial 10-year period, we need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all future cash flows beyond the first stage. 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 1.5%. We discount the terminal cash flows to today's value at a cost of equity of 6.8%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2031 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = ₪24m× (1 + 1.5%) ÷ (6.8%– 1.5%) = ₪457m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= ₪457m÷ ( 1 + 6.8%)10= ₪237m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the future cash flows, which in this case is ₪396m. To get the intrinsic value per share, we divide this by the total number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of ₪11.9, the company appears around fair value at the time of writing. 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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TASE:ELMR Discounted Cash Flow May 10th 2022

The assumptions

We would point out that the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate and of course the actual cash flows. Part of investing is coming up with your own evaluation of a company's future performance, so try the calculation yourself and check your own 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 El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986) 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 6.8%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.071. 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.

Next Steps:

Whilst important, the DCF calculation is only one of many factors that you need to assess for a company. It's not possible to obtain a foolproof valuation with a DCF model. Rather it should be seen as a guide to "what assumptions need to be true for this stock to be under/overvalued?" If a company grows at a different rate, or if its cost of equity or risk free rate changes sharply, the output can look very different. For El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986), we've put together three additional items you should further research:

  1. Risks: Every company has them, and we've spotted 3 warning signs for El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986) (of which 1 doesn't sit too well with us!) you should know about.
  2. 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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