Intrinsic value of SciClone Pharmaceuticals - SCLN

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$10.95

  Intrinsic Value

$10.47

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  Rating & Target

hold

-4%

  Value-price divergence*

+302%

Previous close

$10.95

 
Intrinsic value

$10.47

 
Up/down potential

-4%

 
Rating

hold

 
Value-price divergence*

+302%

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

We calculate the intrinsic value of SCLN 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 0.6

 

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, %
  1.91
  2.00
  2.30
  2.57
  2.81
  3.03
  3.23
  3.41
  3.57
  3.71
  3.84
  3.95
  4.06
  4.15
  4.24
  4.31
  4.38
  4.44
  4.50
  4.55
  4.59
  4.64
  4.67
  4.70
  4.73
  4.76
  4.78
  4.81
  4.83
  4.84
  4.86
Revenue, $m
  160
  160
  164
  168
  173
  178
  184
  190
  197
  204
  212
  220
  229
  239
  249
  260
  271
  283
  296
  309
  323
  338
  354
  371
  388
  407
  426
  447
  468
  491
  515
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  58
  59
  61
  62
  64
  66
  68
  71
  73
  76
  75
  78
  82
  85
  89
  93
  97
  101
  106
  111
  116
  121
  127
  133
  139
  146
  153
  160
  168
  176
Fixed operating expenses, $m
 
  64
  65
  67
  68
  70
  72
  74
  76
  77
  79
  81
  83
  85
  88
  90
  92
  94
  97
  99
  102
  104
  107
  109
  112
  115
  118
  121
  124
  127
  130
Total operating expenses, $m
  127
  122
  124
  128
  130
  134
  138
  142
  147
  150
  155
  156
  161
  167
  173
  179
  185
  191
  198
  205
  213
  220
  228
  236
  245
  254
  264
  274
  284
  295
  306
Operating income, $m
  33
  39
  39
  41
  42
  44
  46
  48
  51
  54
  57
  64
  67
  72
  76
  81
  86
  92
  98
  104
  111
  119
  126
  135
  143
  153
  163
  173
  184
  196
  209
EBITDA, $m
  34
  42
  43
  44
  45
  47
  49
  51
  54
  57
  60
  64
  68
  72
  76
  81
  86
  92
  98
  105
  111
  119
  127
  135
  144
  153
  163
  174
  185
  197
  209
Interest expense (income), $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
Earnings before tax, $m
  34
  39
  39
  40
  42
  44
  46
  48
  50
  53
  56
  63
  67
  71
  75
  80
  85
  91
  97
  103
  110
  117
  125
  133
  142
  151
  161
  171
  182
  194
  206
Tax expense, $m
  3
  10
  11
  11
  11
  12
  12
  13
  14
  14
  15
  17
  18
  19
  20
  22
  23
  25
  26
  28
  30
  32
  34
  36
  38
  41
  43
  46
  49
  52
  56
Net income, $m
  31
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  35
  37
  39
  41
  46
  49
  52
  55
  59
  62
  66
  71
  75
  80
  86
  91
  97
  103
  110
  117
  125
  133
  141
  150

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  134
  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
  242
  118
  121
  124
  128
  132
  136
  140
  145
  151
  157
  163
  169
  176
  184
  192
  200
  209
  219
  229
  239
  250
  262
  274
  287
  301
  315
  330
  346
  363
  381
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  108
  118
  121
  124
  128
  132
  136
  140
  145
  151
  157
  163
  169
  176
  184
  192
  200
  209
  219
  229
  239
  250
  262
  274
  287
  301
  315
  330
  346
  363
  381
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  1.481
  1.356
  1.355
  1.355
  1.352
  1.348
  1.353
  1.357
  1.359
  1.351
  1.350
  1.350
  1.355
  1.358
  1.353
  1.354
  1.355
  1.354
  1.352
  1.349
  1.351
  1.352
  1.351
  1.354
  1.352
  1.352
  1.352
  1.355
  1.353
  1.353
  1.352
Average production assets, $m
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
Working capital, $m
  170
  32
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  39
  40
  42
  43
  45
  47
  49
  51
  53
  56
  58
  61
  64
  67
  70
  73
  77
  80
  84
  88
  92
  97
  101
Total debt, $m
  0
  1
  2
  3
  4
  5
  6
  8
  9
  11
  13
  15
  17
  19
  22
  24
  27
  30
  33
  36
  39
  43
  47
  50
  55
  59
  64
  68
  73
  79
  84
Total liabilities, $m
  27
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  45
  46
  48
  50
  52
  54
  56
  59
  61
  64
  67
  70
  73
  76
  80
  84
  87
  92
  96
  101
  105
  110
  116
  121
Total equity, $m
  215
  81
  82
  85
  87
  90
  92
  96
  99
  103
  107
  111
  115
  120
  125
  131
  136
  142
  149
  156
  163
  170
  178
  187
  196
  205
  215
  225
  236
  247
  259
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  242
  119
  121
  125
  128
  132
  135
  141
  145
  151
  157
  163
  169
  176
  184
  192
  200
  209
  219
  229
  239
  250
  262
  274
  288
  301
  316
  330
  346
  363
  380
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.000
  0.010
  0.020
  0.030
  0.040
  0.060
  0.070
  0.080
  0.090
  0.110
  0.120
  0.130
  0.150
  0.160
  0.170
  0.190
  0.200
  0.210
  0.220
  0.230
  0.240
  0.250
  0.260
  0.270
  0.280
  0.290
  0.300
  0.300
  0.310
  0.320
  0.330
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.750
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681
  0.681

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  31
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  35
  37
  39
  41
  46
  49
  52
  55
  59
  62
  66
  71
  75
  80
  86
  91
  97
  103
  110
  117
  125
  133
  141
  150
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  1
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Funds from operations, $m
  31
  32
  32
  33
  34
  35
  37
  38
  40
  42
  45
  46
  49
  52
  55
  59
  62
  67
  71
  76
  80
  86
  91
  97
  104
  110
  118
  125
  133
  142
  151
Change in working capital, $m
  -4
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
Cash from operations, $m
  35
  31
  31
  32
  33
  34
  36
  37
  39
  41
  43
  45
  47
  50
  53
  57
  60
  64
  68
  73
  78
  83
  88
  94
  100
  107
  114
  121
  129
  137
  146
Maintenance CAPEX, $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
New CAPEX, $m
  -1
  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 from investing activities, $m
  -3
  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
Free cash flow, $m
  32
  31
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  37
  39
  41
  43
  44
  47
  50
  53
  56
  60
  64
  68
  72
  77
  82
  88
  94
  100
  106
  113
  121
  128
  137
  145
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  2
  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 from financing (excl. dividends), $m  
  2
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  33
  32
  32
  33
  34
  35
  37
  38
  40
  42
  45
  46
  49
  52
  55
  59
  63
  67
  71
  76
  81
  86
  92
  97
  104
  111
  118
  125
  133
  142
  151
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  -35
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -7
  -7
  -8
  -8
  -8
  -9
  -9
  -10
  -10
  -11
  -11
  -12
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  101
  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
 
  131
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  37
  39
  41
  42
  45
  47
  50
  53
  57
  61
  65
  69
  73
  78
  84
  89
  95
  101
  108
  115
  123
  131
  139
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
 
  126
  28
  27
  26
  25
  25
  24
  23
  22
  21
  20
  19
  18
  17
  16
  14
  13
  12
  11
  9
  8
  7
  6
  5
  4
  3
  2
  2
  1
  1
Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
  100
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0
  100.0

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, provides therapies for oncology, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular disorders in the People’s Republic of China, the United States, and Hong Kong. Its lead product is ZADAXIN, which is used for the treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses, and certain cancers, as well as for use as an immune system enhancer. In addition, the company focuses on developing ZADAXIN for the treatment of sepsis. SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. markets and sells ZADAXIN through distribution arrangements, local importers, and distributors. It markets and distributes products, such as DC Bead, Holoxan, Mesna, Endoxan, Methotrexate, Estracyt, Farlutal, Neucardin, ProFlow, Angiomax, and Cleviprex. The company has an agreement with MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG for the development of Tramadol. SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  SciClone Pharmaceuticals (SCLN)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio 18.1
Price to Sales 3.5
Price to Book 2.6
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 16
Price to Free Cash Flow 16.5
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate 1.9%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate -50%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate NaN%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio NaN
Current Ratio 0
LT Debt to Equity 0%
Total Debt to Equity 0%
Interest Coverage 0
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets 13.5%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 14%
Return On Total Capital 15.7%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 16.5%
Return On Equity 15.7%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 16.5%
Asset Turnover 0.7
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 85.6%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 84.9%
EBITDA Margin 21.9%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 20.5%
Operating Margin 20.6%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 21.8%
Pre-Tax Margin 21.3%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 19.9%
Net Profit Margin 19.4%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 18.8%
Effective Tax Rate 8.8%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 5.3%
Payout Ratio 0%

SCLN stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the SCLN stock intrinsic value calculation we used $157 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by SciClone Pharmaceuticals. The default revenue input number comes from 2016 income statement of SciClone Pharmaceuticals. 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 SCLN stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 2% 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 SCLN is calculated based on our internal credit rating of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, 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 SciClone Pharmaceuticals.
    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 SCLN stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 36.3%.

Fixed operating expenses is just that - expenses that are not dependant on the volume of production. They are set to $62 million in the base year in the intrinsic value calculation for SCLN 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 SciClone Pharmaceuticals.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for SciClone Pharmaceuticals. 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 SCLN 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 SCLN are equal to 1.6%.

Life of production assets of 36.5 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in SciClone Pharmaceuticals 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 SCLN is equal to 19.7%. 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 - $180 million for SciClone Pharmaceuticals - 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 51.313 million for SciClone Pharmaceuticals 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 SciClone Pharmaceuticals at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.6 billion.

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