A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Kamdar Group (M) Berhad (KLSE:KAMDAR)

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Simply Wall St
Published
June 02, 2021
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In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Kamdar Group (M) Berhad (KLSE:KAMDAR) by taking the forecast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. Our analysis will employ the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. Believe it or not, it's not too difficult to follow, as you'll see from our example!

Remember though, that there are many ways to estimate a company's value, and a DCF is just one method. If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the rationale behind this calculation can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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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. In the first stage we need to estimate the cash flows to the business over the next ten years. 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.

A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, so we discount the value of these future cash flows to their estimated value in today's dollars:

10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Levered FCF (MYR, Millions) RM5.17m RM5.71m RM6.19m RM6.62m RM7.01m RM7.38m RM7.74m RM8.08m RM8.42m RM8.75m
Growth Rate Estimate Source Est @ 13.4% Est @ 10.47% Est @ 8.41% Est @ 6.98% Est @ 5.97% Est @ 5.26% Est @ 4.77% Est @ 4.43% Est @ 4.18% Est @ 4.01%
Present Value (MYR, Millions) Discounted @ 15% RM4.5 RM4.3 RM4.0 RM3.7 RM3.4 RM3.1 RM2.8 RM2.6 RM2.3 RM2.1

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = RM32m

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 (3.6%) 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 15%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2030 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = RM8.8m× (1 + 3.6%) ÷ (15%– 3.6%) = RM77m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= RM77m÷ ( 1 + 15%)10= RM18m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the future cash flows, which in this case is RM50m. The last step is to then divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Relative to the current share price of RM0.3, the company appears around fair value at the time of writing. The assumptions in any calculation have a big impact on the valuation, so it is better to view this as a rough estimate, not precise down to the last cent.

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KLSE:KAMDAR Discounted Cash Flow June 3rd 2021

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. You don't have to agree with these inputs, I recommend redoing the calculations yourself and playing with them. 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 Kamdar Group (M) Berhad 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 15%, which is based on a levered beta of 2.000. 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:

Whilst important, the DCF calculation is only one of many factors that you need to assess for a company. DCF models are not the be-all and end-all of investment valuation. 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. 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 Kamdar Group (M) Berhad, we've compiled three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Risks: Every company has them, and we've spotted 3 warning signs for Kamdar Group (M) Berhad (of which 1 can't be ignored!) you should know about.
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