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Intrinsic Calculation For Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE) Shows Investors Are Overpaying

Audra Newberry

In this article I am going to calculate the intrinsic value of Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE) by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today’s value. I will be using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple! 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 December 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Coeur Mining by following the link below.

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Is CDE 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. I then discount the sum of these cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate.

5-year cash flow forecast

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF ($, Millions) $102.57 $73.55 $72.12 $70.72 $69.35
Source Analyst x3 Analyst x2 Est @ -1.94% Est @ -1.94% Est @ -1.94%
Present Value Discounted @ 11.97% $91.60 $58.66 $51.37 $44.99 $39.40

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= US$286m

The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business’s cash flow after 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 12%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US$69m × (1 + 2.9%) ÷ (12% – 2.9%) = US$791m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = US$791m ÷ ( 1 + 12%)5 = US$450m

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 US$736m. The last step is to then 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) then we use the equivalent number. This results in an intrinsic value of $3.62. Compared to the current share price of $4.37, the stock is fair value, maybe slightly overvalued at the time of writing.

NYSE:CDE Intrinsic Value Export December 19th 18

Important 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 Coeur Mining 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%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.28. 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 CDE, I’ve put together three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  1. Financial Health: Does CDE 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 CDE’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 CDE? 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.