As part of a new series, each week we typically conduct a DCF on one of the companies in our screens. This week we thought we’d take a look at one of the stocks that are not currently in our screens, Walmart Inc (WMT).
Walmart serves as the preeminent retailer in the United States, with its strategy predicated on superior operating efficiency and offering the lowest priced goods to consumers to drive robust store traffic and product turnover. Walmart augmented its low-price business strategy by offering a convenient one-stop shopping destination with the opening of its first supercenter in 1988.Today, Walmart operates over 4,700 stores in the United States (5,300 including Sam’s Club) and over 10,000 stores globally. Walmart generated over $420 billion in domestic namesake sales last year, with Sam’s Club contributing another $84 billion to the firm’s top line. Internationally, Walmart generated $100 billion in sales. The company serves around 240 million customers globally.
Over the past twelve months the share price is up 22.11%.
- Discount Rate: 6%
- Terminal Growth Rate: 2%
- WACC: 6%
Forecasted Free Cash Flows (FCFs)
Terminal Value = FCF * (1 + g) / (r – g) = 571.20 billion
Present Value of Terminal Value
PV of Terminal Value = Terminal Value / (1 + WACC)^5 = 426.83 billion
Present Value of Free Cash Flows
Present Value of FCFs = ∑ (FCF / (1 + r)^n) = 86.08 billion
Enterprise Value = Present Value of FCFs + Present Value of Terminal Value = 512.92 billion
Net Debt = Total Debt – Total Cash =30.59 billion
Equity Value = Enterprise Value – Net Debt = 482.33 billion
Per-Share DCF Value
Per-Share DCF Value = Enterprise Value / Number of Shares Outstanding = $179.30
|DCF Value||Current Price||Margin of Safety|
Based on the DCF valuation, the stock is currently undervalued. The DCF value of $179.30 per share is higher than the current market price of $162.54. The Margin of Safety is 9.35%.
It is important to note that this valuation is based on a number of assumptions, and these assumptions could change in the future. This valuation is meant to be a back-of-the-envelope analyse that could be used as a starting point in a much more thorough valuation process. As a result, it is important to do your own research before making any investment decision.
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