Stock Valuation: The Federal Bank Ltd (FEDERALBNK)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Financial Services – Banks – Banks – Regional – Asia INR77.95
@ 16 Jul 2018
COMPANY PROFILE The Federal Bank Ltd is an India-based commercial banking company. The company generates the majority of revenue from the Indian market through the provision of corporate and retail banking, treasury and capital markets services.

Federal Bank is an India-based commercial banking company. The company operates through a network of branches and ATMs across India. The company’s business segments consist of the treasury segment, which includes trading and investments in bonds, equities, and mutual funds, derivatives trading, and foreign exchange operations; the corporate/wholesale banking segment, which offers loans and other banking services to corporate and other large clients; the retail banking segment, which provides lending and other banking services to individuals and small-business clients; and other banking operations, which contains parabanking activities and other banking transactions. The company generates the majority of revenue from the Indian market.

Stock Valuation Below

Federal 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). This is usually a suitable valuation indicator for a financial institution, which frequently revalues its assets and liabilities, or a company with huge asset base e.g. utilities company.
At the price of INR77.95 as at 16 Jul 2018, The Federal Bank Ltd is trading at a Price to Book Ratio of 1.2 times current book value.  This is a 7% discount to its historical average Price to Book Ratio of 1.3 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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