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# Titan Mining Corporation (TSE:TI) Is Trading At A 44.42% Discount

In this article I am going to calculate the intrinsic value of Titan Mining Corporation (TSE:TI) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today’s value. I will use 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 November 2018 so be sure check out the updated calculation by following the link below.

### Is TI fairly valued?

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 begin with we have to get estimates of 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 this to its value today and sum up the total to get the present value of these cash flows.

#### 5-year cash flow estimate

 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Levered FCF (\$, Millions) \$5.65 \$33.90 \$38.71 \$19.85 \$21.44 Source Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Est @ 8.04% Present Value Discounted @ 15.32% \$4.90 \$25.50 \$25.24 \$11.22 \$10.52

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= US\$77m

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 2.3%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 15.3%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US\$21m × (1 + 2.3%) ÷ (15.3% – 2.3%) = US\$169m

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = US\$169m ÷ ( 1 + 15.3%)5 = US\$83m

The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the cash flows, which in this case is US\$160m. 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 CA\$2.09. Compared to the current share price of CA\$1.16, the stock is quite undervalued at a 44% discount to what it is available for right now.

### 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 Titan 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 15.3%, which is based on a levered beta of 1.694. 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 TI, I’ve compiled three pertinent aspects you should further research:

1. Financial Health: Does TI 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 TI’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 TI? 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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