Stock Valuation: Adani Power Ltd (533096)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Utilities – Utilities – Independent Power Producers – Utilities – Independent Power Producers INR19.85
@ 15 Jul 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Adani Power Ltd together with its subsidiaries generates and transmits power. The Company has five power projects with a combined installed and commissioned capacity of 10480 MW.

Adani Power Ltd is an electric utility company that produces and transmits energy from its portfolio of power plants located throughout India. The company produces most of its energy using thermal fuel sources, such as coal, but also owns facilities that utilize solar and steam generation. Adani Power generates the vast majority of its revenue through the sale of electricity to state distribution companies and the transmission of energy to state and central utilities. Most of the company’s electricity sales are structured through long-term agreements. Adani Power is the largest private power producer in India, owns the world’s largest private coal-based power plant, and is a part of the conglomerate that is India’s largest importer of coal.

Stock Code 533096
Stock Valuation Below

Adani Power 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 INR19.85 as at 15 Jul 2018, Adani Power Ltd is trading at a Price to Sales Ratio of 0.4 times last 12 months sales.  This is a 38.0% discount to its historical average Price to Sales Ratio of 0.6 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.
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