Stock Valuation: Alior Bank (ALR)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price    
Financial Services – Banks – Banks – Global PLN79.50    
@ 05 Jun 2018    
COMPANY PROFILE Alior Bank SA is a national and universal bank, servicing all market segments. It offers all banking product and services like credit products, deposit products, brokerage products and investment funds, personal accounts, transaction service etc.

Alior Bank SA is a universal lending and deposit-taking bank that provides services primarily to a Polish customer base. Its core activities include maintaining bank accounts, granting loans and advances, issuing banking securities, and buying and selling foreign currencies. Its subsidiary group company conducts brokerage activities, consulting, financial agency services, and other financial services. Its loan and advances book is diversified across various categories, notably retail cash loans and overdrafts, housing loans and other mortgages, working capital, and investment loans. About a quarter of the amounts due from customers originates from the Mazovia province. The group’s operations are financed from the funds of non-financial-sector customers deposited with the bank.

Stock Code ALR    
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Alior Bank 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). 
At the price of PLN79.50 as at 05 Jun 2018, Alior Bank Sa is trading at a Price to Book Ratio of 1.5 times current book value.  This is a 1% discount to its historical average Price to Book Ratio of 1.5 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: Price to Sales chart is from ProThinker Stock Report. Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from Estimates are from gurufocus and/or – Thomson Reuters.
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