Stock Valuation: Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co Ltd (5480)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Basic Materials – Steel – Steel JPY334.00
@ 31 Jul 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Nippon Yakin kogyo Co., Ltd is engaged in manufacturing of stainless steels and providing conventional products. The Company also produces super alloy, alloyed metal for electronic materials, and stainless processed products.

Nippon Yakin kogyo Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of stainless steel, specialty steel, and processed stainless steel products. Its products include stainless and heat-resistant steel plates, soft magnetic alloys, non-magnetic alloys, strips, bars, pipes, and forgings; ferro nickel and high nickel steel alloy; NAS coat for roofs, checker plate, angle, flat bar, and processed stainless steel products.

Stock Code 5480
Valuation Analysis Below

Nippon Yakin Kogyo 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 JPY334.00 as at 31 Jul 2018, Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co Ltd is trading at a PE Ratio of 10.0 times last 12 months earnings.  This is a 27.2% discount to its historical average Price to Earnings Ratio of 13.7 times. (Price based on the historical average 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.
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