Stock Valuation: Ence Energia Y Celulosa SA (ENC)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Basic Materials – Forest Products – Paper & Paper Products EUR7.86
@ 10 Sep 2018
COMPANY PROFILE ENCE Energia y Celulosa SA manufactures eucalyptus pulp, solid wood products and biomass-fuelled renewable energy in Spain. It is also engaged in manufacturing and marketing of machinery used in forestry and public works.

ENCE Energia y Celulosa SA produces and sells pulp. The company owns and manages eucalyptus forests throughout Spain and harvests timber. The timber is transported to the firm’s mills, where it produces pulp for sale to paper manufacturers. Over half of the company’s pulp is sold to tissue paper producers. Other customers include manufacturers of specialty paper, printing and writing paper, and packaging paper. Ence also generates and sells electricity from forest biomass. The vast majority of revenue comes from Europe.

Stock Code ENC
Valuation Analysis Below

Ence Energia Y Celulosa Price to EBIT

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 Price/EBIT Band to show whether a stock is overvalued or undervalued based on its historical valuation.
At the price of EUR7.86 as at 10 Sep 2018, Ence Energia Y Celulosa Sa is trading at a Market Cap/EBIT Ratio of 9.8 times last 12 months earnings.  This is a 10.3% discount to its current fair P/EBIT Ratio of 10.9 times. (Price based on the historical average Market Cap/EBIT Ratio of the company is indicated by the red line.)
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.
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Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from or Estimates are from – Thomson Reuters.
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