A look at the intrinsic value of Sino Golf Holdings Limited (HKG: 361)
Does the December share price for Sino Golf Holdings Limited (HKG: 361) reflect what it is really worth? Today we’re going to estimate the intrinsic value of the stock by taking expected future cash flows and discounting them to today’s value. To this end, we will take advantage of the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple!
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We use what is called a two-step model, which simply means that we have two different periods of growth rate for the cash flow of the business. Usually the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is lower growth stage. To begin with, we need to get cash flow estimates for the next ten years. Since no free cash flow analyst estimate is available, we have extrapolated the previous free cash flow (FCF) from the last reported value of the company. We assume that companies with decreasing free cash flow will slow their rate of contraction, and companies with increasing free cash flow will see their growth rate slow during this period. We do this to reflect the fact that growth tends to slow down more in the early years than in subsequent years.
A DCF is based on the idea that a dollar in the future is worth less than a dollar today, and therefore the sum of those future cash flows is then discounted to today’s value. :
10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast
|Leverage FCF (HK $, Million)||HK $ 24.9 million||HK $ 30.7 million||HK $ 35.9 million||HK $ 40.2 million||HK $ 43.9 million||HK $ 46.8 million||HK $ 49.2 million||HK $ 51.2 million||HK $ 52.9 million||HK $ 54.3 million|
|Source of estimated growth rate||Est @ 32.71%||East @ 23.34%||Est @ 16.78%||Is 12.19%||Est @ 8.98%||Est @ 6.73%||Est at 5.15%||East @ 4.05%||East @ 3.28%||East @ 2.74%|
|Present value (HK $, Million) discounted at 8.0%||23.1 HK $||HK $ 26.4||28.5 HK $||HK $ 29.6||HK $ 29.9||HK $ 29.6||28.8 HK $||HK $ 27.7||26.5 HK $||HK $ 25.3|
(“East” = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
10-year present value of cash flows (PVCF) = HK $ 275 million
After calculating the present value of future cash flows over the initial 10 year period, we need to calculate the terminal value, which takes into account all future cash flows beyond the first step. The Gordon growth formula is used to calculate the terminal value at a future annual growth rate equal to the 5-year average of the 10-year government bond yield of 1.5%. We discount the terminal cash flows to their present value at a cost of equity of 8.0%.
Terminal value (TV)= FCF2031 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = HK $ 54 million × (1 + 1.5%) ÷ (8.0% – 1.5%) = HK $ 851 million
Present value of terminal value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)ten= HK $ 851 million ÷ (1 + 8.0%)ten= HK $ 396 million
The total value is the sum of the cash flows for the next ten years plus the final present value, which gives the total value of equity, which in this case is HK $ 671 million. In the last step, we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Compared to the current share price of HK $ 0.1, the company appears around fair value at the time of writing. Ratings are imprecise instruments, however, much like a telescope – move a few degrees and end up in another galaxy. Keep this in mind.
Now, the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate and, of course, the actual cash flow. Part of investing is coming up with your own assessment of a company’s future performance, so try the math yourself and check your own assumptions. The DCF also does not take into account the possible cyclicality of an industry or the future capital needs of a company, so it does not give a full picture of a company’s potential performance. Since we consider Sino Golf Holdings to be 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 takes into account debt. . In this calculation, we used 8.0%, which is based on a leveraged beta of 1.325. Beta is a measure of the volatility of a stock relative to the market as a whole. We get our industry average beta from comparable companies globally, with an imposed limit between 0.8 and 2.0, which is a reasonable range for a stable business.
While a business valuation is important, ideally it won’t be the only analysis that you look at for a business. DCF models are not the ultimate solution for investment valuation. Preferably, you would apply different cases and assumptions and see their impact on the valuation of the business. If a business grows at a different rate, or if its cost of equity or risk-free rate changes sharply, output can be very different. For Sino Golf Holdings, there are three additional aspects to consider:
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