# Investors Are Undervaluing Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) By 39.38%

How far off is Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, I am going to take a look at whether the stock is fairly priced by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today’s value. This is done using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple! Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model. Please also note that this article was written in August 2018 so be sure check out the updated calculation by following the link below.

### Step by step through the calculation

I use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of varying growth rates for the company’s cash flows. Generally the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is a more stable growth phase. In the first stage we need to estimate the cash flows to the business over the next five years. For this I used the consensus of the analysts covering the stock, as you can see below. The sum of these cash flows is then discounted to today’s value.

#### 5-year cash flow forecast

 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Levered FCF (\$, Millions) \$381.35 \$761.94 \$769.89 \$888.38 \$813.97 Source Analyst x2 Analyst x4 Analyst x5 Analyst x4 Analyst x5 Present Value Discounted @ 14.87% \$331.97 \$577.40 \$507.88 \$510.16 \$406.91

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= US\$2.33b

After calculating the present value of future cash flows in the intial 5-year period we need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows beyond the first stage. The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at an annual growth rate equal to the 10-year government bond rate of 2.9%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 14.9%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US\$813.97m × (1 + 2.9%) ÷ (14.9% – 2.9%) = US\$7.03b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = US\$7.03b ÷ ( 1 + 14.9%)5 = US\$3.51b

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is US\$5.85b. To get the intrinsic value per share, we divide this by the total number of shares outstanding, or the equivalent number if this is a depositary receipt or ADR. This results in an intrinsic value of \$26.11. Relative to the current share price of \$15.83, the stock is quite good value at a 39.38% discount to what it is available for right now.

### The 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 my inputs, I recommend redoing the calculations yourself and playing with them. Because we are looking at Endo International as potential shareholders, the cost of equity is used as the discount rate, rather than the cost of capital (or weighed average cost of capital, WACC) which accounts for debt. In this calculation I’ve used 14.9%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.691. This is derived from the Bottom-Up Beta method based on 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. What is the reason for the share price to differ from the intrinsic value? For ENDP, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should look at:

1. Financial Health: Does ENDP have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
2. Future Earnings: How does ENDP’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: Are there other high quality stocks you could be holding instead of ENDP? 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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