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Investors Are Undervaluing Ten Entertainment Group plc (LON:TEG) By 41.08%

Sean Barnes

Today I will be providing a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Ten Entertainment Group plc (LON:TEG) as an investment opportunity by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. I will be using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple! Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model. If you are reading this and its not September 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Ten Entertainment Group by following the link below.

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Is TEG fairly valued?

We are going to use a two-stage DCF model, which, as the name states, takes into account two stages of growth. The first stage is generally a higher growth period which levels off heading towards the terminal value, captured in the second ‘steady growth’ period. 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. I then discount the sum of these cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate.

5-year cash flow estimate

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (£, Millions) £12.90 £15.80 £17.55 £19.50 £21.67
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 11.1% Est @ 11.1% Est @ 11.1%
Present Value Discounted @ 8.28% £11.91 £13.48 £13.83 £14.19 £14.56

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= UK£68.0m

We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after the five years. 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 (1.4%). In the same way as with the 5-year ‘growth’ period, we discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 8.3%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = UK£21.7m × (1 + 1.4%) ÷ (8.3% – 1.4%) = UK£319.2m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = UK£319.2m ÷ ( 1 + 8.3%)5 = UK£214.5m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is UK£282.4m. 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 £4.34. Compared to the current share price of £2.56, the stock is quite undervalued at a 41.1% discount to what it is available for right now.

LSE:TEG Intrinsic Value Export September 11th 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 Ten Entertainment Group 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 8.3%, which is based on a levered beta of 0.800. 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 TEG, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should look at:

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