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Estimating The Fair Value Of Bumitama Agri Ltd. (SGX:P8Z)

Jodi Pearce

Today I will be providing a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Bumitama Agri Ltd. (SGX:P8Z) as an investment opportunity by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. This is done using the discounted cash flows (DCF) model. Don’t get put off by the jargon, the math behind it is actually quite straightforward. 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 January 2019 so be sure check out the updated calculation by following the link below.

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Step by step through the calculation

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. To start off with we need to estimate the next five years of cash flows. 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

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (IDR, Millions) IDR1.16m IDR1.30m IDR1.48m IDR1.69m IDR1.92m
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 14% Est @ 14% Est @ 14%
Present Value Discounted @ 12.46% IDR1.03m IDR1.03m IDR1.04m IDR1.06m IDR1.07m

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= Rp5.2t

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 2.3%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 12.5%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = Rp1.9t × (1 + 2.3%) ÷ (12.5% – 2.3%) = Rp19t

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = Rp19t ÷ ( 1 + 12.5%)5 = Rp11t

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 Rp16t. 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 SGD0.88. Relative to the current share price of SGD0.70, the stock is about right, perhaps slightly undervalued at a 20% discount to what it is available for right now.

SGX:P8Z Intrinsic Value Export January 23rd 19

The assumptions

I’d like to point out that 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 Bumitama Agri 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 12.5%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.319. 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. For P8Z, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Financial Health: Does P8Z 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 P8Z’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 P8Z? 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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