Finally! The 1H18 report is already out and I'm excited to share with you my analysis and opinion of FB now that the report contains the consolidated figures from the merging.
This post will analyze the six-month ended June 30 financial figures so that we can come up with an idea of the growth and margins the consolidated company has and what we can expect from it.
I'll also show you the intrinsic value calculations and what I think about the company as a whole.
Growth Figures For The Six-Month Ended June 30
Earnings Before Taxes
Net Income - Parent
Earnings Per Share
Earnings Per Share - 1H18
Earnings Per Share
Earnings Per Share - TTM
Profit Margins For The Six-Month Ended June 30
Gross Profit Margin
Key Performance Indicators
December 2017 (Unaudited)
June 2018 (Unaudited)
Debt To Equity Ratio
Asset To Equity Ratio
Return On Average Equity - Parent
Interest Coverage Ratio
Intrinsic Value Calculation
1) Equity-Bond Valuation
Price (as of Aug. 24, 2018 closing)
Earnings Per Share TTM
Dividend Per Share TTM
Book Value Per Share MRQ
Return On Equity
Dividend Payout Ratio
P/E Ratio High
P/E Ratio Low
Average P/E Ratio
The calculated P/E based on the trailing twelve month EPS is 31.9 which is higher than the 7-year average of 29.6. Earnings yield calculated equates to 3.1% which is lower than the 10-year gov't bond rate of 6.725%.
This suggests that at ₱96.00/share, the stock is already overvalued. FB should trade at ₱44.20/share to match the bond returns. But this doesn't make sense anymore because investors are now willing to pay a high premium on their earnings because of the synergies it created after the merging.
If you're willing to buy it at a premium, the 7-year average P/E is a good yardstick. Based on the average P/E of 29.6, the stock should be priced at ₱89.10. That equates to an earnings yield of 3.4%, a dividend yield of 1.1%, and a P/B ratio of 6.3.
2) Historical Earnings Growth Rate Model
FB's earnings per share have increased at a compounded annual growth rate of 5.8% over the last seven years.
If the earnings per share for the next 10 years increase at this same growth rate, earnings per share in the 10th year will be ₱5.29.
Multiplying this estimated earnings per share by the average P/E ratio of 29.6 gives an estimated price of ₱156.77.
FB is paying dividends regularly so let's add the estimated amount of dividends paid over the 10-year period. Assuming the dividend payout ratio of 20.8% remains constant throughout the period, the sum of the dividends paid over 10 years equates to ₱9.26.
Add that up and you get the total projected gain of ₱166.03. If we compare that to the closing price of ₱96.00, the projected rate of return equates to 5.6% which is low.
If you want to get a return rate of at least 12%, you should buy the stock at ₱53.48.
3) Sustainable Earnings Growth Model
FB's sustainable growth rate is 7.4%. This is calculated by getting the product of ROE and the difference of 1 and the payout ratio.
At this rate, book value per share should grow at to roughly ₱28.89 in 10 years.
If return on equity remains at 9.3% in the 10th year, earnings per share that year would be ₱2.70.
Multiply the estimated earnings per share to the average price-earnings ratio, we get the projected price of ₱79.99.
The sum of dividends paid over 10 years calculated using the payout ratio is ₱4.43. Add them to the projected price and you get a total gain of ₱84.42. Compare this to the closing price and you get a projected return rate of -1.3% which is bad.
If you want to get a return rate of at least 12%, you should buy the stock at ₱27.17.
At ₱96/share, it seems that FB is overvalued and doesn't give an attractive return. However, the management thinks otherwise.
A disclosure was released on August 23. In the disclosure, it stated an indicative follow-on offering of ₱140/share. This meant two things; 1) the management thinks that FB's value is ₱140/share, or 2) the management wants to sell at that premium price.
I believe that SMC is selling the shares at a premium so that they can raise as much as USD$3 billion to fund FB's expansion. If that's true, then they should sell at ₱155/share. Otherwise, I think that ₱140/share already makes sense.
Assuming that ₱140/share is the final price, buying at ₱96 offers a 45.8% upside. However, ₱140 is still indicative. It's not yet final so it still goes to the realm of speculation. If you want a 33% margin of safety, price should trade at ₱93.80.
Those who already bought and have a low average might want to know if it's still a good buy. My answer is it depends. If you can maintain your average price equal to the share swap value of ₱79, then I think it's worth it.
I really like this company because of the synergies the consolidation created. It enhanced shareholder value that's why I love to buy more of it.
That's it for FB. If you have any thoughts and reactions in this post, you may leave them in the comments section below.
Disclosure: I own shares of FB and will continue to buy if an offer that I think makes business sense is presented.