Contact Energy Limited (CEN)

Discount cash flow analysis

Buy Undervalued by 151.7%

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This is an interactive analyst report for Contact Energy Limited, based on a discounted cash flow valuation approach.

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Values in $ millions
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What will the revenues be in the future?

Growth beyond year three is driven by the terminal growth rate.

Sensitivity matrix

   
-1%
Discount Rate %
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1%
  -1% $12.48 $11.66 $10.93
Terminal Growth% 0 $13.27 $12.36 $11.55
  +1% $13.27 $12.36 $11.55

How does a change in discount rate or terminal growth affect valuation?

This table shows the sensitivity of the valuation to two key variables - the discount rate and the terminal growth rate

Valuations and comments

  • Valuecruncher created a new valuation of $2.01 (overvalued by 59.06%) - over 4 years ago
  • sambling created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 11 years ago
  • sambling created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 11 years ago
  • sambling created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 11 years ago
  • sambling created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 11 years ago
  • sambling created a new valuation of $6.47 (undervalued by 13.31%) - over 11 years ago
  • DarrylLundy created a new valuation of $6.54 (overvalued by 1.06%) - over 11 years ago
  • DarrylLundy created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 11 years ago
  • DarrylLundy created a new valuation of $5.59 (overvalued by 15.43%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $6.35 (undervalued by 0.95%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.55 (overvalued by 4.8%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $6.04 (undervalued by 2.55%) - over 11 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $5.95 (undervalued by 6.25%) - almost 12 years ago
  • KiwiEMH created a new valuation of $6.44 (overvalued by 8.78%) - over 12 years ago
  • Bert created a new valuation of $12.36 (undervalued by 30.38%) - over 12 years ago
  • Sam created a new valuation of $11.07 (undervalued by 18.02%) - over 12 years ago
  • tiger created a new valuation of $9.45 (undervalued by 1.61%) - over 12 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $7.73 (overvalued by 16.88%) - over 12 years ago

Comments

Long term energy price rises

Over the next 3-5 years we can expect to se a hike in the cost of energy prices. Interestingly enough, this is what industry analysts have used to jusitfy the expenditure on alternate (wind) energy. With the increase in investment in wind energy particularly around the manawatu area, I would expect the analysts to "make sure" energy prices increase to match their expectations.

By Bert, over 12 years ago

The boring details

All amounts in millions Figures
Enterprise Value: 3,363
Net Debt (Long-term borrowings less cash): 532
Equity Value: 5,467
Number of Shares Outstanding: 576,000,000
Calculated value per share: $12.36

Enterprise Value is the present value of the post-tax cash flows for a business into the future.


Calcuation of EV

Where:

  • C1, C2, C3 - the cash flow in period 1, 2, 3, ...
  • r - the discount rate

To capture the cash flows into the future a terminal value is calculated via a perpetuity calculation -
based on the final years forecast post-tax free cash flow.


Perpetuity

Where:

  • Cn - the cash flow in the final forecast period.
  • LTG - the long-term growth rate
  • r - the discount rate
  • g - the terminal growth rate

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is used to determine the equity component in the discount rate.


CAPM model

Where:

  • rt - the risk free rate
  • t - the tax rate
  • B - the beta of the company
  • MRP - the Market Risk Premium

Valuecruncher uses an estimate of Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to determine the discount rate in the calculation.