Estimating The Fair Value Of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group Company (TADAWUL:4013)

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Simply Wall St
Published
June 10, 2021
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Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group Company (TADAWUL:4013) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. We will take advantage of the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model for this purpose. There's really not all that much to it, even though it might appear quite complex.

We generally believe that a company's value is the present value of all of the cash it will generate in the future. However, a DCF is just one valuation metric among many, and it is not without flaws. If you still have some burning questions about this type of valuation, take a look at the Simply Wall St analysis model.

Check out our latest analysis for Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group

Crunching the numbers

We are going to use a two-stage DCF model, which, as the name states, takes into account two stages of growth. The first stage is generally a higher growth period which levels off heading towards the terminal value, captured in the second 'steady growth' period. In the first stage we need to estimate the cash flows to the business over the next ten years. 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.

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) forecast

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Levered FCF (SAR, Millions) -ر.س246.0m ر.س16.0m -ر.س436.0m ر.س885.5m ر.س1.77b ر.س2.58b ر.س3.48b ر.س4.41b ر.س5.36b ر.س6.31b
Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x1 Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Est @ 45.68% Est @ 34.62% Est @ 26.89% Est @ 21.47% Est @ 17.68%
Present Value (SAR, Millions) Discounted @ 13% -ر.س217 ر.س12.5 -ر.س300 ر.س537 ر.س948 ر.س1.2k ر.س1.4k ر.س1.6k ر.س1.7k ر.س1.8k

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = ر.س8.8b

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 8.8%. We discount the terminal cash flows to today's value at a cost of equity of 13%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2030 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = ر.س6.3b× (1 + 8.8%) ÷ (13%– 8.8%) = ر.س153b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= ر.س153b÷ ( 1 + 13%)10= ر.س44b

The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next ten years plus the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is ر.س53b. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of ر.س167, 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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SASE:4013 Discounted Cash Flow June 11th 2021

Important 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 Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group 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 13%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.831. 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:

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. The DCF model is not a perfect stock valuation tool. 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 example, changes in the company's cost of equity or the risk free rate can significantly impact the valuation. For Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group, we've compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Risks: You should be aware of the 2 warning signs for Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group we've uncovered before considering an investment in the company.
  2. Future Earnings: How does 4013'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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