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# Dialog Semiconductor Plc (ETR:DLG) Is Trading At A 30.25% Discount

Does the share price for Dialog Semiconductor Plc (ETR:DLG) reflect it’s really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock’s intrinsic value by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today’s value. I will be using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model. Don’t get put off by the jargon, the math behind it is actually quite straightforward. If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model. If you are reading this and its not June 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Dialog Semiconductor by following the link below.

### Is DLG fairly valued?

I’m using the 2-stage growth model, which simply means we take in account two stages of company’s growth. In the initial period the company may have a higher growth rate and the second stage is usually assumed to have perpetual stable growth rate. 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 estimate

 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Levered FCF (\$, Millions) \$198.62 \$172.21 \$132.01 \$184.90 \$191.80 Source Analyst x12 Analyst x15 Analyst x10 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Present Value Discounted @ 10.26% \$180.14 \$141.66 \$98.49 \$125.12 \$117.71

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= €663.12m

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. For a number of reasons a very conservative growth rate is used that cannot exceed that of the GDP. In this case I have used the 10-year government bond rate (0.5%). In the same way as with the 5-year ‘growth’ period, we discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 10.3%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = €191.80m × (1 + 0.5%) ÷ (10.3% – 0.5%) = €1.99b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = €1.99b ÷ ( 1 + 10.3%)5 = €1.22b

The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next five years and the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is €1.88b. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. If the stock is an depositary receipt (represents a specified number of shares in a foreign corporation) or ADR then we use the equivalent number. This results in an intrinsic value in the company’s reported currency of \$25.49. However, DLG’s primary listing is in United Kingdom, and 1 share of DLG in USD represents 0.864 ( USD/ EUR) share of DB:DLG, so the intrinsic value per share in EUR is €22.02. Compared to the current share price of €15.36, the stock is quite undervalued at a 30.25% discount to what it is available for right now.

### The assumptions

Now the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate, and of course, the actual 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 Dialog Semiconductor 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 10.3%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.027. 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 DLG, there are three key aspects you should further examine:

1. Financial Health: Does DLG 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 DLG’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 DLG? 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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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.