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Investors Are Undervaluing Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) By 23%

Kyle Sanford

Does the share price for Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) reflect it’s really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock’s intrinsic value using the discounted cash flow (DCF) method. If you want to learn more about this method, the basis for my calculations can be found in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model. Also note that this article was written in May 2018 so be sure check the latest calculation for Skyworks Solutions here.

What’s the value?

We are going to use a two-stage DCF model, which takes into account the initial higher growth stage of a company’s life cycle and the steadier growth phase over the long run. Firstly, I use the analyst consensus forecast of SWKS’s levered free cash flow (FCF) over the next five years and discounted these values at the cost of equity of 9.6%. When estimates weren’t available, I’ve extrapolated the average annual growth rate over the previous five years, capped at a reasonable level. This resulted in a present value of 5-year cash flow of US$5.58B. Keen to know how I calculated this value? Read our detailed analysis here.

NasdaqGS:SWKS Future Profit May 17th 18

In the visual above, we see how how SWKS’s earnings are expected to move in the future, which should give you some color on SWKS’s outlook. Secondly, I determine the terminal value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after the five years. I’ve decided to use the 10-year government bond rate of 2.8% as the perpetual growth rate, which is rightly below GDP growth, but more towards the conservative side. The present value of the terminal value after discounting it back five years is US$17.85B.

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is US$23.43B. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. This results in an intrinsic value of $128.68, which, compared to the current share price of $98.84, we see that Skyworks Solutions is about right, perhaps slightly undervalued at a 23.19% discount to what it is available for right now.

Next Steps:

Whilst important, DCF calculation 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 SWKS, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further research:

  1. Financial Health: Does SWKS 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 SWKS’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 SWKS? 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.