A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Gold Town Games AB (publ) (NGM:GTG)

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 20, 2021
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Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Gold Town Games AB (publ) (NGM:GTG) by taking the forecast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. We will use the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model on this occasion. Believe it or not, it's not too difficult to follow, as you'll see from our example!

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. Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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Step by step through the calculation

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. To start off with, we need to estimate 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.

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) estimate

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Levered FCF (SEK, Millions) kr1.21m kr1.63m kr2.03m kr2.37m kr2.66m kr2.88m kr3.06m kr3.19m kr3.29m kr3.36m
Growth Rate Estimate Source Est @ 48.96% Est @ 34.37% Est @ 24.16% Est @ 17.01% Est @ 12.01% Est @ 8.5% Est @ 6.05% Est @ 4.33% Est @ 3.13% Est @ 2.29%
Present Value (SEK, Millions) Discounted @ 5.4% kr1.2 kr1.5 kr1.7 kr1.9 kr2.0 kr2.1 kr2.1 kr2.1 kr2.1 kr2.0

("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = kr18m

We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after this ten year period. 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 (0.3%) 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 5.4%.

Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2030 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = kr3.4m× (1 + 0.3%) ÷ (5.4%– 0.3%) = kr67m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= kr67m÷ ( 1 + 5.4%)10= kr40m

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 kr58m. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of kr1.6, the company appears about fair value at a 19% discount to where the stock price trades currently. 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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NGM:GTG Discounted Cash Flow May 21st 2021

Important assumptions

The calculation above is very dependent on two assumptions. The first is the discount rate and the other is the 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 Gold Town Games 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 5.4%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.067. 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 shouldn't be the only metric you look at when researching a company. The DCF model is not a perfect stock valuation tool. Rather it should be seen as a guide to "what assumptions need to be true for this stock to be under/overvalued?" For example, changes in the company's cost of equity or the risk free rate can significantly impact the valuation. For Gold Town Games, we've put together three pertinent elements you should assess:

  1. Risks: As an example, we've found 5 warning signs for Gold Town Games (2 can't be ignored!) that you need to consider before investing here.
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