The projected fair value for TeamViewer is €26.82 based on 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Current share price of €13.52 suggests TeamViewer is potentially 50% undervalued
The €17.08 analyst price target for TMV is 36% less than our estimate of fair value
Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of TeamViewer SE (ETR:TMV) by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. We will use the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model on this occasion. It may sound complicated, but actually it is quite simple!
We would caution that there are many ways of valuing a company and, like the DCF, each technique has advantages and disadvantages in certain scenarios. If you still have some burning questions about this type of valuation, take a look at the Simply Wall St analysis model.
We use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of growth rates for the company's cash flows. Generally the first stage is higher growth, and the second stage is a lower growth phase. To start off with, we need to estimate the next ten years of cash flows. Where possible we use analyst estimates, but when these aren't available we extrapolate the previous free cash flow (FCF) from the last estimate or reported value. We assume companies with shrinking free cash flow will slow their rate of shrinkage, and that companies with growing free cash flow will see their growth rate slow, over this period. We do this to reflect that growth tends to slow more in the early years than it does in later years.
Generally we assume that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar in the future, so we need to discount the sum of these future cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate:
10-year free cash flow (FCF) estimate
Levered FCF (€, Millions)
Growth Rate Estimate Source
Est @ 1.42%
Est @ 1.13%
Est @ 0.93%
Est @ 0.79%
Est @ 0.69%
Est @ 0.62%
Present Value (€, Millions) Discounted @ 5.9%
("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St)
Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF) = €1.8b
We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after this ten year period. The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at a future annual growth rate equal to the 5-year average of the 10-year government bond yield of 0.5%. We discount the terminal cash flows to today's value at a cost of equity of 5.9%.
Terminal Value (TV)= FCF2033 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = €259m× (1 + 0.5%) ÷ (5.9%– 0.5%) = €4.7b
Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV)= TV / (1 + r)10= €4.7b÷ ( 1 + 5.9%)10= €2.7b
The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next ten years plus the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is €4.5b. In the final step we divide the equity value by the number of shares outstanding. Relative to the current share price of €13.5, the company appears quite good value at a 50% discount to where the stock price trades currently. Valuations are imprecise instruments though, rather like a telescope - move a few degrees and end up in a different galaxy. Do keep this in mind.
Now the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate, and of course, the actual cash flows. Part of investing is coming up with your own evaluation of a company's future performance, so try the calculation yourself and check your own assumptions. The DCF also does not consider the possible cyclicality of an industry, or a company's future capital requirements, so it does not give a full picture of a company's potential performance. Given that we are looking at TeamViewer as potential shareholders, the cost of equity is used as the discount rate, rather than the cost of capital (or weighted average cost of capital, WACC) which accounts for debt. In this calculation we've used 5.9%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.097. Beta is a measure of a stock's volatility, compared to the market as a whole. We get our beta from the industry average beta of globally comparable companies, with an imposed limit between 0.8 and 2.0, which is a reasonable range for a stable business.
SWOT Analysis for TeamViewer
Earnings growth over the past year exceeded the industry.
Debt is well covered by earnings and cashflows.
No major weaknesses identified for TMV.
Annual revenue is forecast to grow faster than the German market.
Good value based on P/E ratio and estimated fair value.
Annual earnings are forecast to grow slower than the German market.
Valuation is only one side of the coin in terms of building your investment thesis, and it is only one of many factors that you need to assess for a company. It's not possible to obtain a foolproof valuation with a DCF model. Rather it should be seen as a guide to "what assumptions need to be true for this stock to be under/overvalued?" If a company grows at a different rate, or if its cost of equity or risk free rate changes sharply, the output can look very different. Can we work out why the company is trading at a discount to intrinsic value? For TeamViewer, we've put together three additional factors you should further research:
Risks: Take risks, for example - TeamViewer has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.
Future Earnings: How does TMV'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.
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