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Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:PKOH) Is Trading At A 22.2% Discount

Phillip Young

In this article I am going to calculate the intrinsic value of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:PKOH) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. This is done 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. Please also note that this article was written in June 2018 so be sure check out the updated calculation by following the link below. Check out our latest analysis for Park-Ohio Holdings

What’s the value?

I use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of varying growth rates for the company’s cash flows. Generally the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is a more stable growth phase. 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

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Levered FCF ($, Millions) $43.25 $57.50 $74.30 $81.60 $92.50
Source Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Analyst x1
Present Value Discounted @ 14.77% $37.69 $43.66 $49.15 $47.04 $46.46

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= US$223.99m

The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business’s cash flow after 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 (2.9%). In the same way as with the 5-year ‘growth’ period, we discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 14.8%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US$92.50m × (1 + 2.9%) ÷ (14.8% – 2.9%) = US$805.92m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = US$805.92m ÷ ( 1 + 14.8%)5 = US$404.79m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is US$628.78m. 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 $50.96. Relative to the current share price of $39.65, the stock is about right, perhaps slightly undervalued at a 22.20% discount to what it is available for right now.

NasdaqGS:PKOH Intrinsic Value June 22nd 18

Important assumptions

The calculation above is very dependent on two assumptions. The first is the discount rate and the other is the 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 Park-Ohio Holdings 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 14.8%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.676. 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:

Although the valuation of a company is important, 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 PKOH, I’ve put together three fundamental aspects you should look at:

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