Stock Valuation: Orora Ltd (ORA)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
ORORA LTD Australia/
Consumer Cyclical – Packaging & Containers – Packaging & Containers AUD3.54
@ 03 Sep 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Orora Ltd and its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacturing and supply of packaging products and services to the grocery, fast moving consumer goods and industrial markets within Australia and New Zealand.

The Orora Group was created in late 2013 when Amcor demerged its Australasian fibre and beverage packaging operations and North American packaging distribution business. Orora’s Australasian business is focused on recycled paper, corrugated boxes, cartons, sacks, glass bottles, beverage cans and wine closures. Orora is the largest producer of cartons and sacks in Australia and the second-largest producer of corrugated and recycled paper. It also has the number-one position in beverage cans and number two position in glass bottles and wine closures. Its primary competitors include Visy group and Owens-Illinois. The North American business is primarily focused on packaging distribution, but has recently expanded into point-of-purchase retail display solutions.

Stock Code ORA
Valuation Analysis Below

Orora 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 AUD3.54 as at 03 Sep 2018, Orora Ltd is trading at a Market Cap/EBIT Ratio of 15.5 times last 12 months earnings.  This is a 5.2% discount to its current fair P/EBIT Ratio of 16.4 times. (Price based on the historical average Market Cap/EBIT Ratio of the company is indicated by the red line.)
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.
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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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