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Lecture Presentation Softwareto accompanyInvestment Analysis and Portfolio ManagementSeventh Editionby Frank K. Reilly & Keith C. Brown

Chapter 15

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

Questions to be answered:

- Why is it important to differentiate between company analysis and stock valuation?
- What is the difference between a growth company and a growth stock?
- How do we apply the two valuation approaches and the several valuation techniques to Walgreen?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- What techniques are useful when estimating the inputs to alternative valuation models?
- What techniques aid estimating company sales?
- How do we estimate the profit margins and earnings per share for a company?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- What factors are considered when estimating the earnings multiplier for a firm?
- What two specific competitive strategies can a firm use to cope with the competitive environment in its industry?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- In addition to the earnings multiplier, what are some other relative valuation ratios?
- How do you apply the several present value of cash models to the valuation of a company?
- What value-added measures are available to evaluate the performance of a firm?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- How do we compute economic value-added (EVA), market value-added (MVA), and the franchise value for a firm?
- What is the relationship between these value-added measures and changes in the market value of firms?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- When should we consider selling a stock?
- What is meant by a true growth company?
- What is the relationship between positive EVA and a growth company?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- Why is it inappropriate to use the standard dividend discount model to value a true growth company?
- What is the difference between no growth, simple growth, and dynamic growth?
- What is the growth duration model and what information does it provide when analyzing a true growth company and evaluating its stock?

Chapter 15 - Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- How can you use the growth duration model to derive an estimate of the P/E for Walgreens?
- What are some additional factors that should be considered when analyzing a company on a global basis?

Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- After analyzing the economy and stock markets for several countries, you have decided to invest some portion of your portfolio in common stocks
- After analyzing various industries, you have identified those industries that appear to offer above-average risk-adjusted performance over your investment horizon
- Which are the best companies?
- Are they overpriced?

Company Analysis and Stock Valuation

- Good companies are not necessarily good investments
- Compare the intrinsic value of a stock to its market value
- Stock of a great company may be overpriced
- Stock of a growth company may not be growth stock

Growth Companies

- Growth companies have historically been defined as companies that consistently experience above-average increases in sales and earnings
- Financial theorists define a growth company as one with management and opportunities that yield rates of return greater than the firm’s required rate of return

Growth Stocks

- Growth stocks are not necessarily shares in growth companies
- A growth stock has a higher rate of return than other stocks with similar risk
- Superior risk-adjusted rate of return occurs because of market undervaluation compared to other stocks

Defensive Companies and Stocks

- Defensive companies’ future earnings are more likely to withstand an economic downturn
- Low business risk
- Not excessive financial risk
- Stocks with low or negative systematic risk

Cyclical Companies and Stocks

- Cyclical companies are those whose sales and earnings will be heavily influenced by aggregate business activity
- Cyclical stocks are those that will experience changes in their rates of return greater than changes in overall market rates of return

Speculative Companies and Stocks

- Speculative companies are those whose assets involve great risk but those that also have a possibility of great gain
- Speculative stocks possess a high probability of low or negative rates of return and a low probability of normal or high rates of return

Value versus Growth Investing

- Growth stocks will have positive earnings surprises and above-average risk adjusted rates of return because the stocks are undervalued
- Value stocks appear to be undervalued for reasons besides earnings growth potential
- Value stocks usually have low P/E ratio or low ratios of price to book value

Economic, Industry, and Structural Links to Company Analysis

- Company analysis is the final step in the top-down approach to investing
- Macroeconomic analysis identifies industries expected to offer attractive returns in the expected future environment
- Analysis of firms in selected industries concentrates on a stock’s intrinsic value based on growth and risk

Economic and Industry Influences

- If trends are favorable for an industry, the company analysis should focus on firms in that industry that are positioned to benefit from the economic trends
- Firms with sales or earnings particularly sensitive to macroeconomic variables should also be considered
- Research analysts need to be familiar with the cash flow and risk of the firms

Structural Influences

- Social trends, technology, political, and regulatory influences can have significant influence on firms
- Early stages in an industry’s life cycle see changes in technology which followers may imitate and benefit from
- Politics and regulatory events can create opportunities even when economic influences are weak

Company Analysis

- Industry competitive environment
- SWOT analysis
- Present value of cash flows
- Relative valuation ratio techniques

Firm Competitive Strategies

- Current rivalry
- Threat of new entrants
- Potential substitutes
- Bargaining power of suppliers
- Bargaining power of buyers

Firm Competitive Strategies

- Defensive strategy involves positioning firm so that it its capabilities provide the best means to deflect the effect of competitive forces in the industry
- Offensive strategy involves using the company’s strength to affect the competitive industry forces, thus improving the firm’s relative industry position
- Porter suggests two major strategies: low-cost leadership and differentiation

Porter's Competitive Strategies

- Low-Cost Strategy
- The firm seeks to be the low-cost producer, and hence the cost leader in its industry
- Differentiation Strategy
- firm positions itself as unique in the industry

Focusing a Strategy

- Select segments in the industry
- Tailor strategy to serve those specific groups
- Determine which strategy a firm is pursuing and its success
- Evaluate the firm’s competitive strategy over time

SWOT Analysis

- Examination of a firm’s:
- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Some Lessons from Peter Lynch

Favorable Attributes of Firms

1. Firm’s product should not be faddish

2. Firm should have some long-run comparative advantage over its rivals

3. Firm’s industry or product has market stability

4. Firm can benefit from cost reductions

5. Firms that buy back shares show there are putting money into the firm

Is the business simple and understandable?

Does the business have a consistent operating history?

Does the business have favorable long-term prospects?

Business TenetsIs management rational?

Is management candid with with its shareholders?

Does management resist the institutional imperative?

Management TenetsFocus on return on equity, not earnings per share

Calculate “owner earnings”

Look for companies with high profit margins

For every dollar retained, make sure the company has created at least one dollar of market value

Financial TenetsWhat is the value of the business?

Can the business be purchased at a significant discount to its fundamental intrinsic value?

Market TenetsEstimating Intrinsic Value

A. Present value of cash flows (PVCF)

- 1. Present value of dividends (DDM)
- 2. Present value of free cash flow to equity (FCFE)
- 3. Present value of free cash flow (FCFF)

B. Relative valuation techniques

- 1. Price earnings ratio (P/E)
- 2. Price cash flow ratios (P/CF)
- 3. Price book value ratios (P/BV)
- 4. Price sales ratio (P/S)

Present Value of Dividends

- Simplifying assumptions help in estimating present value of future dividends
- Assumption of constant growth rate

Intrinsic Value = D1/(k-g)

D1= D0(1+g)

Growth Rate Estimates

- Average Dividend Growth Rate

Growth Rate Estimates

- Average Dividend Growth Rate
- Sustainable Growth Rate = RR X ROE

Required Rate of Return Estimate

- Nominal risk-free interest rate
- Risk premium
- Market-based risk estimated from the firm’s characteristic line using regression

Required Rate of Return Estimate

- Nominal risk-free interest rate
- Risk premium
- Market-based risk estimated from the firm’s characteristic line using regression

The Present Value of Dividends Model (DDM)

- Model requires k>g
- With g>k, analyst must use multi-stage model

Present Value of Free Cash Flow to Equity

FCFE =

Net Income

+ Depreciation Expense

- Capital Expenditures

- D in Working Capital

- Principal Debt Repayments

+ New Debt Issues

Present Value of Free Cash Flow to Equity

FCFE =

Net Income

+ Depreciation Expense

- Capital Expenditures

- D in Working Capital

- Principal Debt Repayments

+ New Debt Issues

Present Value of Free Cash Flow to Equity

FCFE = the expected free cash flow in period 1

k = the required rate of return on equity for the firm

gFCFE = the expected constant growth rate of free cash flow to equity for the firm

Present Value of Operating Free Cash Flow

Discount the firm’s operating free cash flow to the firm (FCFF) at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC) rather than its cost of equity

FCFF = EBIT (1-Tax Rate)

+ Depreciation Expense - Capital Spending

- in Working Capital - in other assets

Present Value of Operating Free Cash Flow

Where: FCFF1 = the free cash flow in period 1

Oper. FCF1 = the firm’s operating free cash flow in period 1

WACC = the firm’s weighted average cost of capital

gFCFF = the firm’s constant infinite growth rate of free cash flow

gOFCF = the constant infinite growth rate of operating free cash flow

An Alternate Measure of Growth

g = (RR)(ROIC)

where:

- RR = the average retention rate
- ROIC = EBIT (1-Tax Rate)/Total Capital

Calculation of WACC

WACC = WEk + Wdi

Calculation of WACC

WACC = WEk + Wdi

where:

WE = the proportion of equity in total capital

k = the after-tax cost of equity (from the SML)

WD = the proportion of debt in total capital

i = the after-tax cost of debt

Relative Valuation Techniques

- Price Earnings Ratio

Relative Valuation Techniques

- Price Earnings Ratio
- Affected by two variables:
- 1. Required rate of return on its equity (k)
- 2. Expected growth rate of dividends (g)

Relative Valuation Techniques

- Price Earnings Ratio
- Affected by two variables:
- 1. Required rate of return on its equity (k)
- 2. Expected growth rate of dividends (g)
- Price/Cash Flow Ratio

Relative Valuation Techniques

- Price Earnings Ratio
- Affected by two variables:
- 1. Required rate of return on its equity (k)
- 2. Expected growth rate of dividends (g)
- Price/Cash Flow Ratio
- Price/Book Value Ratio

Relative Valuation Techniques

- Price Earnings Ratio
- Affected by two variables:
- 1. Required rate of return on its equity (k)
- 2. Expected growth rate of dividends (g)
- Price/Cash Flow Ratio
- Price/Book Value Ratio
- Price-to-Sales Ratio

Analysis of Growth Companies

- Generating rates of return greater than the firm’s cost of capital is considered to be temporary
- Earnings higher the required rate of return are pure profits
- How long can they earn these excess profits?
- Is the stock properly valued?

Analysis of Growth Companies

- Growth companies and the DDM
- constant growth model not appropriate
- Alternative growth models
- no growth firm

E = r X Assets = Dividends

Analysis of Growth Companies

- Long-run growth models
- assumes some earnings are reinvested
- Simple growth model

Simple Growth Model (cont.)

(Present value of Constant Dividend plus the Present Value of Growth Investment)

(Present value of Constant Earnings plus the Present Value of Excess Earnings from Growth Investment)

Expansion Model

- Firm retains earnings to reinvest, but receives a rate of return on its investment equal to its cost of capital

m = 1 so r = k

Negative Growth Model

- Firm retains earnings, but reinvestment returns are below the firm’s cost of capital
- Since growth will be positive, but slower than it should be, the value will decline when the investors discount the reinvestment stream at the cost of capital

The Capital Gain Component

bEm/k

b Percentage of earnings retained for reinvestment

m relates the firm’s rate of return on investments and the firm’s required rate of return (cost of capital)

1 = cost of capital

>1 is growth company

Time period for superior investments

Dynamic True Growth Model

- Firm invests a constant percentage of current earnings in projects that generate rates of return above the firm’s required rate of return

Measures of Value-Added

- Economic Value-Added (EVA)
- Compare net operating profit less adjusted taxes (NOPLAT) to the firm’s total cost of capital in dollar terms, including the cost of equity
- EVA return on capital

EVA/Capital

- Alternative measure of EVA
- Compare return on capital to cost of capital

Measures of Value-Added

- Market Value-Added (MVA)
- Measure of external performance
- How the market has evaluated the firm’s performance in terms of market value of debt and market value of equity compared to the capital invested in the firm
- Relationships between EVA and MVA
- mixed results

Measures of Value-Added

- The Franchise Factor
- Breaks P/E into two components
- P/E based on ongoing business (base P/E)
- Franchise P/E the market assigns to the expected value of new and profitable business opportunities

Franchise P/E = Observed P/E - Base P/E

Incremental Franchise P/E = Franchise Factor X Growth Factor

Growth Duration

- Evaluate the high P/E ratio by relating P/E ratio to the firm’s rate and duration of growth
- P/E is function of
- expected rate of growth of earnings per share
- stock’s required rate of return
- firm’s dividend-payout ratio

Intra-Industry Analysis

- Directly compare two firms in the same industry
- An alternative use of T to determine a reasonable P/E ratio
- Factors to consider
- A major difference in the risk involved
- Inaccurate growth estimates
- Stock with a low P/E relative to its growth rate is undervalued
- Stock with high P/E and a low growth rate is overvalued

Site Visits and the Art of the Interview

- Focus on management’s plans, strategies, and concerns
- Restrictions on nonpublic information
- “What if” questions can help gauge sensitivity of revenues, costs, and earnings
- Management may indicate appropriateness of earnings estimates
- Discuss the industry’s major issues
- Review the planning process
- Talk to more than just the top managers

When to Sell

- Holding a stock too long may lead to lower returns than expected
- If stocks decline right after purchase, is that a further buying opportunity or an indication of incorrect analysis?
- Continuously monitor key assumptions
- Evaluate closely when market value approaches estimated intrinsic value
- Know why you bought it and watch for that to change

Efficient Markets

- Opportunities are mostly among less well-known companies
- To outperform the market you must find disparities between stock values and market prices - and you must be correct
- Concentrate on identifying what is wrong with the market consensus and what earning surprises may exist

Influences on Analysts

- Investment bankers may push for favorable evaluations
- Corporate officers may try to convince analysts
- Analyst must maintain independence and have confidence in his or her analysis

Global Company and Stock Analysis

Factors to Consider:

- Availability of Data
- Differential Accounting Conventions
- Currency Differences (Exchange Rate Risk)
- Political (Country) Risk
- Transaction Costs
- Valuation Differences

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www.fool.com

www.cfonews.com

www.ibes.com

www.zacks.com

www.valueline.com

www.financialweb.com

investor.msn.com

www.marketedge.com

www.nyssa.org

The InternetInvestments OnlineEnd of Chapter 20

- Company Analysis and Stock Selection

Future topicsChapter 16

Technical Analysis

- Assumptions and Advantage
- Technical Trading Rules and Indicators
- Techniques and Charts

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