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# A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of TOD’S SpA (BIT:TOD)

In this article I am going to calculate the intrinsic value of TOD’S SpA (BIT:TOD) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. I will be using the discounted cash flows (DCF) model. Don’t get put off by the jargon, the math behind it is actually quite straightforward. 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.

### Step by step through the calculation

I’m using the 2-stage growth model, which simply means we take in account two stages of company’s growth. In the initial period the company may have a higher growth rate and the second stage is usually assumed to have perpetual stable growth rate. In the first stage we need to estimate the cash flows to the business over the next five years. 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 forecast

 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Levered FCF (€, Millions) €72.19 €80.84 €87.50 €104.50 €104.77 Source Analyst x14 Analyst x14 Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Est @ 0.26% Present Value Discounted @ 8.36% €66.63 €68.85 €68.78 €75.80 €70.14

Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= €350m

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 1.8%. We discount this to today’s value at a cost of equity of 8.4%.

Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = €105m × (1 + 1.8%) ÷ (8.4% – 1.8%) = €1.6b

Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)5 = €1.6b ÷ ( 1 + 8.4%)5 = €1.1b

The total value is the sum of cash flows for the next five years and the discounted terminal value, which results in the Total Equity Value, which in this case is €1.4b. In the final step we 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) or ADR then we use the equivalent number. This results in an intrinsic value of €43.41. Compared to the current share price of €43.8, the stock is fair value, maybe slightly overvalued at the time of writing.

### Important assumptions

The calculation above is very dependent on two assumptions. The first is the discount rate and the other is the cash flows. If you don’t agree with my result, have a go at the calculation yourself and play with the assumptions. Because we are looking at TOD’S 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 8.4%, 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:

Whilst important, DCF calculation shouldn’t be the only metric you look at when researching a company. For TOD, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further research:

1. Financial Health: Does TOD 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 TOD’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 TOD? Explore our interactive list of high quality stocks to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

PS. The Simply Wall St app conducts a discounted cash flow for every stock on the BIT every 6 hours. If you want to find the calculation for other stocks just search here.

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