Stock Valuation: Thyssenkrupp AG (TKA)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
THYSSENKRUPP AG Germany/
XTER
Industrials – Industrial Products – Metal Fabrication EUR20.10
@ 15 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE thyssenkrupp AG is a diversified industrial group engaged in steel operations, capital goods and services businesses. It primarily manufactures automotive components, elevator manufacturing, carbon steels also providing contract engineering services.

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with steel operations and capital goods and services businesses. Its operations include automotive components manufacturing, contract engineering and component manufacturing for plant construction, elevator manufacturing, production of flat carbon steels, and materials services. The company is Germany’s largest steelmaker, yet more than two thirds of its operations are situated outside Germany. ThyssenKrupp’s revenue base in 2017 was EUR 41.4 billion, with 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries.

Stock Code TKA
Stock Valuation Below

Thyssenkrupp Price to Sales

The Price to Sales Ratio is a commonly used valuation indicator for a stock. While not as popular as the Price to Earnings Ratio, it overcomes some of the limitations of the PE Ratio in that it can be used even when the company is not making a profit or only making minimal profits. However, it should not be used by itself because a company may be achieving sales but not profits.
At the price of EUR20.10 as at 15 Oct 2018, Thyssenkrupp Ag is trading at a Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times last 12 months sales.  This is a 1.0% discount to current fair Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times.
Is the stock fairly valued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from gurufocus.com or moneycontrol.com. Estimates are from marketscreener.com – Thomson Reuters.
Disclaimer: This report is for information purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither ProThinker nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding results from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of ProThinker. Copyright(c) 2018. All rights reserved.

 

Stock Valuation: Bayer AG (BAYN)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
BAYER AG Germany/
XTER
Healthcare – Drug Manufacturers – Drug Manufacturers – Major EUR76.10
@ 14 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Bayer AG is active in the German healthcare sector. Healthcare provides close to half of the company’s sales and includes pharmaceutical drugs as well as vitamins and animal health products.

Bayer is a German healthcare and chemical conglomerate. Healthcare provides close to half of the company’s sales and includes pharmaceutical drugs as well as vitamins and animal health products. The company has a crop science business that includes pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, as well as a material science segment that produces plastics, including polyurethane and polycarbonate. The remaining ownership of the material science group is likely to be sold in the near term.

Stock Code BAYN
Valuation Analysis Below

Bayer PE

The Price Earnings (PE) Ratio is the most frequently used valuation indicator for a stock. However, there are times when this ratio cannot be used e.g. when the company reports a loss or profit is so minimal that it results in an abnormally high PE Ratio. Or Net Profit After Tax may be volatile and it is better to use Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to value the company. We use the PE Band or Market Cap/EBIT Band to show whether a stock is overvalued or undervalued based on its historical valuation.
At the price of EUR76.10 as at 14 Oct 2018, Bayer Ag is trading at a PE Ratio of 15.4 times last 12 months earnings.  This is a 26.6% discount to current fair Price to Earnings Ratio of 21.0 times. (Price based on the fair PE of the company is indicated by the red line.)
Is the stock undervalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from gurufocus.com or moneycontrol.com. Estimates are from marketscreener.com – Thomson Reuters.
Disclaimer: This report is for information purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither ProThinker nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding results from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of ProThinker. Copyright(c) 2018. All rights reserved.

 

Stock Valuation: Commerzbank AG (CBK)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
COMMERZBANK AG Germany/
XTER
Financial Services – Banks – Banks – Regional – Europe EUR8.57
@ 13 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Commerzbank AG provides banking and financial services to private and corporate clients, and institutional investors. Its segments include Private Customers, Mittelstandsbank, Central and Eastern Europe, Corporates and Markets, and Non-Core Assets.

Founded in Hamburg in 1870, Commerzbank is the second- largest private bank in Germany. The bank has around 1,000 branches and 50,000 employees and operates in more than 50 countries, with Germany and Poland its core markets. Under its 4.0 strategy, its customer business will be focused around two segments: private and small-business customers, and corporate clients. The Mittelstandsbank and corporates and markets segments will be merged and sales and trading activities in investment banking scaled back.

Stock Code CBK
Stock Valuation Below

Commerzbank Price to Book

Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Cash Flow ratios all value a company based on what it is generating (i.e. profits, sales or cash flow). Price to Book ratio is different in that it values a company based on what it owns (i.e. its net assets). This is usually a suitable valuation indicator for a financial institution, which frequently revalues its assets and liabilities, or a company with huge asset base e.g. utilities company.
At the price of EUR8.57 as at 13 Oct 2018, Commerzbank Ag is trading at a Price to Book Ratio of 0.4 times current book value.  This is a 16.0% premium to current fair Price to Book Ratio of 0.3 times.
Is the stock overvalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from gurufocus.com or moneycontrol.com. Estimates are from marketscreener.com – Thomson Reuters.
Disclaimer: This report is for information purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither ProThinker nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding results from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of ProThinker. Copyright(c) 2018. All rights reserved.

 

Stock Valuation: BASF SE (BAS)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
BASF SE Germany/
XTER
Basic Materials – Chemicals – Chemicals EUR69.02
@ 13 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Basf SE is a Germany based chemical company. It operates mainly in chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agriculture solutions and oil and gas segments.

Based in Germany, BASF is the world’s largest chemical company, with products spanning the full spectrum of commodities to specialities. In addition, the company is a strong player in agricultural crop protection and has a sizeable exploration and production business in oil and gas. Given its sheer size, BASF has a top-three market position in 70% of its businesses. More than half of sales are generated in Europe, while North America and Asia each account for about 20% of sales.

Stock Code BAS
Valuation Analysis Below

BASF PE

The Price Earnings (PE) Ratio is the most frequently used valuation indicator for a stock. However, there are times when this ratio cannot be used e.g. when the company reports a loss or profit is so minimal that it results in an abnormally high PE Ratio. Or Net Profit After Tax may be volatile and it is better to use Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to value the company. We use the PE Band or Market Cap/EBIT Band to show whether a stock is overvalued or undervalued based on its historical valuation.
At the price of EUR69.02 as at 13 Oct 2018, Basf Se is trading at a PE Ratio of 11.2 times last 12 months earnings.  This is a 22.5% discount to current fair Price to Earnings Ratio of 14.4 times. (Price based on the fair PE of the company is indicated by the red line.)
Is the stock undervalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from gurufocus.com or moneycontrol.com. Estimates are from marketscreener.com – Thomson Reuters.
Disclaimer: This report is for information purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither ProThinker nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding results from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of ProThinker. Copyright(c) 2018. All rights reserved.

 

Stock Valuation: Volkswagen AG (VOW)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
VOLKSWAGEN AG Germany/
XTER
Consumer Cyclical – Autos – Auto Manufacturers EUR137.50
@ 13 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Volkswagen AG is a Germany-based automotive manufacturers. The company’s automotive brands comprises Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Skoda.

Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. Automotive brands include Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Skoda. Commercial vehicle brands include MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen. The company’s financial services group provides dealer financing to support floor plans, consumer financing for vehicle purchases, and other financial services.

Stock Code VOW
Stock Valuation Below

Volkswagen Price to Sales

The Price to Sales Ratio is a commonly used valuation indicator for a stock. While not as popular as the Price to Earnings Ratio, it overcomes some of the limitations of the PE Ratio in that it can be used even when the company is not making a profit or only making minimal profits. However, it should not be used by itself because a company may be achieving sales but not profits.
At the price of EUR137.50 as at 13 Oct 2018, Volkswagen Ag is trading at a Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times last 12 months sales.  This is a 17.0% discount to current fair Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times.
Is the stock undervalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from gurufocus.com or moneycontrol.com. Estimates are from marketscreener.com – Thomson Reuters.
Disclaimer: This report is for information purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither ProThinker nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding results from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of ProThinker. Copyright(c) 2018. All rights reserved.