Intrinsic value of Milestone Scientific - MLSS

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$1.15

  Intrinsic Value

$0.08

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-93%

  Value-price divergence*

0%

Previous close

$1.15

 
Intrinsic value

$0.08

 
Up/down potential

-93%

 
Rating

str. sell

 
Value-price divergence*

0%

*Intrinsic value change (in %) minus stock price change (in %) in the past 12 months.

We calculate the intrinsic value of MLSS stock by summing up the current values of future distributable cash flows generated by the company and dividing the sum by the number of outstanding shares. As such, the intrinsic value calculation depends entirely on projections. The more accurate your projections of the company's performance are - the more reliable is the intrinsic value calculation result. Please make sure to check the stock valuation input data below and adjust it if necessary. The quality of the output (intrinsic valuation result) is only as good as the quality of the input. See also DISCLAIMERS.

STOCK VALUATION INPUT DATA

Revenue (in 2016), $M
Initial revenue growth rate, %
Terminal revenue growth rate, %
Revenue decline factor
Initial discount rate, %
Discount rate multiplier
Variable cost ratio, %
Fixed operating expenses, $M
Interest rate on debt, %
Effective corporate tax rate, %
Production assets / Revenue, %
Life of production assets, yrs
Working capital / Revenue, %
Revenue / Adjusted assets
Adjusted equity ratio
Cash flow adjustment, % of Revenue
Book value of equity, $M
Shares outstanding, mln
Market capitalization, $bln 0.0

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FORECAST and PRESENT VALUE CALCULATION

Fiscal year
2016(a)
   2017
   2018
   2019
   2020
   2021
   2022
   2023
   2024
   2025
   2026
   2027
   2028
   2029
   2030
   2031
   2032
   2033
   2034
   2035
   2036
   2037
   2038
   2039
   2040
   2041
   2042
   2043
   2044
   2045
   2046

INCOME STATEMENT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue growth rate, %
  11.11
  33.30
  30.47
  27.92
  25.63
  23.57
  21.71
  20.04
  18.54
  17.18
  15.96
  14.87
  13.88
  12.99
  12.19
  11.47
  10.83
  10.24
  9.72
  9.25
  8.82
  8.44
  8.10
  7.79
  7.51
  7.26
  7.03
  6.83
  6.65
  6.48
  6.33
Revenue, $m
  10
  13
  17
  22
  28
  35
  42
  50
  60
  70
  81
  93
  106
  120
  135
  150
  167
  184
  201
  220
  239
  260
  281
  303
  325
  349
  373
  399
  425
  453
  482
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  19
  24
  31
  39
  48
  59
  71
  84
  98
  114
  131
  149
  168
  189
  210
  233
  257
  282
  308
  335
  364
  393
  424
  455
  488
  523
  558
  596
  634
  674
Fixed operating expenses, $m
 
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Total operating expenses, $m
  17
  19
  24
  31
  39
  48
  59
  71
  84
  98
  114
  131
  149
  168
  189
  210
  233
  257
  282
  308
  335
  364
  393
  424
  455
  488
  523
  558
  596
  634
  674
Operating income, $m
  -7
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -20
  -24
  -28
  -33
  -37
  -43
  -48
  -54
  -60
  -67
  -73
  -81
  -88
  -96
  -104
  -112
  -121
  -130
  -140
  -149
  -160
  -170
  -181
  -193
EBITDA, $m
  -7
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -13
  -16
  -20
  -23
  -27
  -32
  -36
  -41
  -47
  -53
  -59
  -65
  -72
  -79
  -86
  -93
  -101
  -109
  -118
  -127
  -136
  -146
  -156
  -166
  -177
  -188
Interest expense (income), $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  8
Earnings before tax, $m
  -7
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -34
  -39
  -44
  -50
  -56
  -62
  -69
  -76
  -84
  -91
  -99
  -108
  -117
  -126
  -135
  -145
  -155
  -166
  -177
  -188
  -200
Tax expense, $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Net income, $m
  -6
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -34
  -39
  -44
  -50
  -56
  -62
  -69
  -76
  -84
  -91
  -99
  -108
  -117
  -126
  -135
  -145
  -155
  -166
  -177
  -188
  -200

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  4
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Total assets, $m
  14
  13
  17
  22
  28
  35
  42
  50
  60
  70
  81
  93
  106
  120
  135
  150
  167
  184
  201
  220
  239
  260
  281
  303
  325
  349
  373
  399
  425
  453
  482
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  10
  13
  17
  22
  28
  35
  42
  50
  60
  70
  81
  93
  106
  120
  135
  150
  167
  184
  201
  220
  239
  260
  281
  303
  325
  349
  373
  399
  425
  453
  482
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
  1.000
Average production assets, $m
  1
  1
  2
  2
  3
  3
  4
  5
  6
  7
  8
  9
  11
  12
  13
  15
  17
  18
  20
  22
  24
  26
  28
  30
  33
  35
  37
  40
  43
  45
  48
Working capital, $m
  8
  5
  7
  9
  11
  14
  17
  20
  24
  28
  33
  37
  43
  48
  54
  60
  67
  73
  81
  88
  96
  104
  112
  121
  130
  140
  149
  160
  170
  181
  193
Total debt, $m
  0
  2
  4
  6
  9
  12
  16
  20
  25
  30
  36
  42
  48
  55
  62
  70
  78
  87
  96
  105
  115
  125
  135
  146
  158
  169
  182
  194
  208
  221
  236
Total liabilities, $m
  5
  7
  9
  11
  14
  17
  21
  25
  30
  35
  41
  47
  53
  60
  67
  75
  83
  92
  101
  110
  120
  130
  140
  151
  163
  174
  187
  199
  213
  226
  241
Total equity, $m
  9
  7
  9
  11
  14
  17
  21
  25
  30
  35
  41
  47
  53
  60
  67
  75
  83
  92
  101
  110
  120
  130
  140
  151
  163
  174
  187
  199
  213
  226
  241
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  14
  14
  18
  22
  28
  34
  42
  50
  60
  70
  82
  94
  106
  120
  134
  150
  166
  184
  202
  220
  240
  260
  280
  302
  326
  348
  374
  398
  426
  452
  482
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.000
  0.250
  0.430
  0.550
  0.640
  0.710
  0.760
  0.800
  0.830
  0.860
  0.880
  0.890
  0.910
  0.920
  0.930
  0.930
  0.940
  0.950
  0.950
  0.950
  0.960
  0.960
  0.960
  0.970
  0.970
  0.970
  0.970
  0.970
  0.980
  0.980
  0.980
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500
  0.500

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  -6
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -34
  -39
  -44
  -50
  -56
  -62
  -69
  -76
  -84
  -91
  -99
  -108
  -117
  -126
  -135
  -145
  -155
  -166
  -177
  -188
  -200
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
Funds from operations, $m
  -5
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -20
  -24
  -28
  -33
  -38
  -43
  -49
  -54
  -61
  -67
  -74
  -82
  -89
  -97
  -105
  -114
  -123
  -132
  -142
  -152
  -162
  -173
  -184
  -196
Change in working capital, $m
  0
  1
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  11
Cash from operations, $m
  -5
  -7
  -8
  -11
  -13
  -16
  -20
  -24
  -28
  -32
  -37
  -42
  -48
  -54
  -60
  -67
  -74
  -81
  -89
  -97
  -105
  -113
  -122
  -131
  -141
  -151
  -161
  -172
  -183
  -195
  -207
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
New CAPEX, $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
Cash from investing activities, $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -7
  -7
  -7
  -8
Free cash flow, $m
  -5
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -34
  -39
  -45
  -50
  -57
  -63
  -70
  -77
  -85
  -92
  -100
  -109
  -118
  -127
  -136
  -146
  -157
  -167
  -178
  -190
  -202
  -214
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  0
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  4
  4
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  11
  12
  12
  13
  13
  14
  14
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  0
  7
  9
  11
  14
  17
  21
  25
  29
  34
  39
  45
  50
  57
  63
  70
  77
  85
  93
  101
  109
  118
  127
  137
  147
  157
  168
  179
  190
  202
  215
Cash from financing (excl. dividends), $m  
  5
  9
  11
  13
  17
  20
  25
  29
  34
  39
  45
  51
  56
  64
  70
  78
  85
  94
  102
  110
  119
  128
  138
  148
  158
  169
  180
  192
  203
  216
  229
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  -1
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  4
  4
  5
  5
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
  12
  13
  13
  14
  14
  15
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  1
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -34
  -39
  -45
  -50
  -57
  -63
  -70
  -77
  -85
  -93
  -101
  -109
  -118
  -127
  -137
  -147
  -157
  -168
  -179
  -190
  -202
  -215
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  4
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Cash flow adjustment, $m
 
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Cash available for distribution, $m
 
  -1
  -7
  -9
  -11
  -14
  -17
  -21
  -25
  -29
  -33
  -38
  -44
  -50
  -56
  -62
  -69
  -76
  -83
  -91
  -99
  -108
  -116
  -126
  -135
  -145
  -155
  -166
  -177
  -188
  -200
Discount rate, %
 
  4.30
  4.52
  4.74
  4.98
  5.23
  5.49
  5.76
  6.05
  6.35
  6.67
  7.00
  7.35
  7.72
  8.11
  8.51
  8.94
  9.39
  9.86
  10.35
  10.87
  11.41
  11.98
  12.58
  13.21
  13.87
  14.56
  15.29
  16.05
  16.86
  17.70
PV of cash for distribution, $m
 
  -1
  -6
  -8
  -9
  -11
  -12
  -14
  -15
  -17
  -18
  -18
  -19
  -19
  -19
  -18
  -18
  -17
  -15
  -14
  -13
  -11
  -10
  -8
  -7
  -6
  -5
  -4
  -3
  -2
  -2
Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
  100
  73.3
  54.2
  40.3
  30.3
  22.8
  17.4
  13.3
  10.2
  7.9
  6.1
  4.7
  3.7
  2.9
  2.3
  1.8
  1.4
  1.1
  0.9
  0.7
  0.6
  0.4
  0.4
  0.3
  0.2
  0.2
  0.1
  0.1
  0.1
  0.1
  0.1

Milestone Scientific Inc. provides technologies and solutions for the medical and dental markets in the United States, Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. The company’s products include STA Single Tooth Anesthesia Instrument, a computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery instrument that incorporates the pressure feedback elements of its patented CompuFlo technology, which allows dentists to administer injections into the periodontal ligament space; and CompuDent, a computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery instrument that provides painless injections for various routine dental treatments, including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings. Its products also comprise CompuMed, a computer-controlled injection instrument for use in various applications, such as colorectal surgery, podiatry, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair restoration surgery, nasal and sinus surgery, orthopedics, and others. In addition, the company provides The Wand, a hand piece that allows bi-directional rotation during injection, which prevents needle deflection that occurs with a traditional syringe. Milestone Scientific Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  Milestone Scientific (MLSS)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio -5.8
Price to Sales 3.5
Price to Book 3.9
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow -7
Price to Free Cash Flow -7
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate 11.1%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate NaN%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate NaN%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio NaN
Current Ratio 0.6
LT Debt to Equity 0%
Total Debt to Equity 0%
Interest Coverage 0
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets -44.4%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. -31.3%
Return On Total Capital -63.2%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. -40.7%
Return On Equity -63.2%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. -40.7%
Asset Turnover 0.7
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 60%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 65.6%
EBITDA Margin -70%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. -41.1%
Operating Margin -70%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. -41.5%
Pre-Tax Margin -70%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. -41.1%
Net Profit Margin -60%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. -45.2%
Effective Tax Rate 0%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 0%
Payout Ratio 0%

MLSS stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the MLSS stock intrinsic value calculation we used $10 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by Milestone Scientific. The default revenue input number comes from 2016 income statement of Milestone Scientific. You may change it if you feel that it should be adjusted for some unusual circumstances that are not expected to be repeated in the future or if you already know (from interim financial statements, for example) that this year's revenue is going to be quite different.

Revenue growth rate. Forecasted future revenue growth rate is the most important input parameter for the intrinsic value calculation. Unlike other input parameters that are reasonably expected to be in line with their historic averages or their historic trends, the revenue growth rate by and large is a wild card: nobody really knows what the company's revenue will be in the future. Of course, the level of unpredictability is different for different industries (utility companies being the most predictable and, thus, less risky).
    We use three input parameters to forecast the revenue growth rate in our MLSS stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 33.3% whose default value is the revenue growth rate in the most recent quarter compared to the quarterly revenue a year ago; b) terminal revenue growth rate of 5% whose default value is chosen to be close to the average nominal (i.e. not adjusted for inflation) GDP growth rate; and c) revenue decline factor of 0.9, which stipulates that revenue growth rate in each forecasted year will be equal to the difference of the revenue growth rate in the preceding year and the terminal revenue growth rate multiplied by this revenue decline factor (with the passage of time the revenue growth rate will be approaching the terminal revenue growth rate, but not quite reaching it - though the difference could be infinitesimally small).
    At the revenue decline factor of 1, the future revenue growth rate is forecasted to be constant and equal to the initial revenue growth rate. The smaller the revenue decline factor, the faster the revenue growth rate will approach the terminal revenue growth.

Discount rate. The discount rate is used for determining the present value of future cash flows: future cash flows are "discounted" as at normal conditions (that translate into positive expected return on investment) one dollar today is worth more than the same dollar in the future. Unlike all other valuation models, we use variable discount rate, i.e. it increases for each consecutive year. This is done to account for higher risk of cash flows coming in further in the future.
    The initial discount rate of 4.3%, whose default value for MLSS is calculated based on our internal credit rating of Milestone Scientific, is applied to the cash flow expected to be received a year from now (well, actually, to be precise, in the financial year following the base year - the last year for which we have financial statements). For each consecutive year the discount rate is multiplied by the discount rate multiplier of 1.05, e.i. each year it increases by 5%. Feel free to change this number to correspond to your level of risk assessment of Milestone Scientific.
    By the way, it is easy to set the discount rate to be constant (this would make comparison with other valuation models easier): just set the discount rate multiplier equal to 1 and chose the magnitude of the initial discount rate to your liking.

Variable cost ratio is the ratio of variable costs (i.e. costs that fluctuate with fluctuation of the volume of production) to the revenue expressed as a percentage. In the calculation of intrinsic value of MLSS stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 140%.

Fixed operating expenses is just that - expenses that are not dependant on the volume of production. They are set to $0 million in the base year in the intrinsic value calculation for MLSS stock. These expenses increase with the level of inflation in subsequent years.

Interest rate on debt is the average all-in rate of interest paid by the company on its debt. It is set at 3.5% for Milestone Scientific.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for Milestone Scientific. In reality, companies find ways to pay much less taxes than that or not to pay them at all.

Cash flow adjustment could be used for any adjustment the investor deems necessary. Most commonly we use this field to account for stock options-related effects in excess of what is reported on the company's income statement. The cash flow adjustment is expressed as a percentage of the revenue, and in the current valuation of the MLSS stock is equal to 0%.

Production assets are the company's assets used for manufacturing products or provision of services. In the valuation model input table they are expressed as a percentage of revenue and for MLSS are equal to 10%.

Life of production assets of 10 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in Milestone Scientific operations. It is used to calculate yearly capital expenditures needed to keep these assets in good order - we call it the maintenance CAPEX.

Working capital is the difference between the company's current assets and liabilities. In the model we use the ratio of working capital to revenue, which for MLSS is equal to 40%. A negative number means that the company is apt at using financial resources of its suppliers and customers; a large positive number, on the other hand, means that it either provides in-kind financing to others or is not good at managing its inventories.

Book value of equity - $9 million for Milestone Scientific - is used in calculation of the "floor" for intrinsic valuation based on the discounted cash flow (DCF) method. Even if the prospects are very bad for a company, its assets could always be sold now for their current fair market value.

Shares outstanding of 30.071 million for Milestone Scientific is needed to calculate the intrinsic value of one share.

Market capitalization is used here only for reference purposes and as a quick check that the share price and the number of shares outstanding numbers are correct - something especially to be cognizant about at stock splits. So, the market capitalization of Milestone Scientific at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.0 billion.

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