Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Jyothy Labs Limited (NSE:JYOTHYLAB)

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Simply Wall St
Published
August 23, 2021
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Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Jyothy Labs Limited (NSE:JYOTHYLAB) by projecting its future cash flows and then discounting them to today's value. We will take advantage of the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model for this purpose. Before you think you won't be able to understand it, just read on! It's actually much less complex than you'd imagine.

We would caution that there are many ways of valuing a company and, like the DCF, each technique has advantages and disadvantages in certain scenarios. If you still have some burning questions about this type of valuation, take a look at the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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The method

We're 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 a stable growth rate. To begin with, we have to get estimates of the next ten years of cash flows. Where possible we use analyst estimates, but when these aren't available we extrapolate the previous free cash flow (FCF) from the last estimate or 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.

A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, and so the sum of these future cash flows is then discounted to today's value:

10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast

2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031
Levered FCF (₹, Millions) ₹2.40b ₹2.80b ₹3.14b ₹3.43b ₹3.73b ₹4.03b ₹4.35b ₹4.67b ₹5.01b ₹5.37b
Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x5 Analyst x5 Analyst x3 Est @ 9.45% Est @ 8.67% Est @ 8.12% Est @ 7.73% Est @ 7.47% Est @ 7.28% Est @ 7.15%
Present Value (₹, Millions) Discounted @ 12% ₹2.1k ₹2.2k ₹2.2k ₹2.2k ₹2.1k ₹2.0k ₹1.9k ₹1.8k ₹1.8k ₹1.7k

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = ₹20b

The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business's cash flow after the first stage. For a number of reasons a very conservative growth rate is used that cannot exceed that of a country's GDP growth. In this case we have used the 5-year average of the 10-year government bond yield (6.8%) to estimate future growth. In the same way as with the 10-year 'growth' period, we discount future cash flows to today's value, using a cost of equity of 12%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2031 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = ₹5.4b× (1 + 6.8%) ÷ (12%– 6.8%) = ₹105b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= ₹105b÷ ( 1 + 12%)10= ₹33b

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the future cash flows, which in this case is ₹53b. To get the intrinsic value per share, we divide this by the total number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of ₹158, 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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NSEI:JYOTHYLAB Discounted Cash Flow August 24th 2021

The assumptions

The calculation above is very dependent on two assumptions. The first is the discount rate and the other is the 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 Jyothy Labs 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 12%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.800. 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.

Moving On:

Valuation is only one side of the coin in terms of building your investment thesis, and it ideally won't be the sole piece of analysis you scrutinize for a company. It's not possible to obtain a foolproof valuation with a DCF model. Instead the best use for a DCF model is to test certain assumptions and theories to see if they would lead to the company being undervalued or overvalued. For instance, if the terminal value growth rate is adjusted slightly, it can dramatically alter the overall result. For Jyothy Labs, there are three fundamental factors you should explore:

  1. Risks: For instance, we've identified 1 warning sign for Jyothy Labs that you should be aware of.
  2. Future Earnings: How does JYOTHYLAB'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: 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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