Intrinsic value of Del Taco Restaurants - TACO

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$12.10

  Intrinsic Value

$13.52

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+12%

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$12.10

 
Intrinsic value

$13.52

 
Up/down potential

+12%

 
Rating

hold

We calculate the intrinsic value of TACO 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 2017), $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 0.5

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FORECAST and PRESENT VALUE CALCULATION

Fiscal year
2017(a)
   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
   2047

INCOME STATEMENT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue growth rate, %
  6.60
  6.70
  6.53
  6.38
  6.24
  6.12
  6.00
  5.90
  5.81
  5.73
  5.66
  5.59
  5.53
  5.48
  5.43
  5.39
  5.35
  5.32
  5.28
  5.26
  5.23
  5.21
  5.19
  5.17
  5.15
  5.14
  5.12
  5.11
  5.10
  5.09
  5.08
Revenue, $m
  452
  482
  514
  547
  581
  616
  653
  692
  732
  774
  818
  863
  911
  961
  1,013
  1,068
  1,125
  1,185
  1,247
  1,313
  1,382
  1,454
  1,529
  1,608
  1,691
  1,778
  1,869
  1,964
  2,064
  2,169
  2,280
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  433
  460
  487
  515
  545
  576
  608
  641
  676
  712
  719
  758
  800
  843
  889
  936
  986
  1,038
  1,093
  1,150
  1,210
  1,272
  1,338
  1,407
  1,479
  1,555
  1,635
  1,718
  1,805
  1,897
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
  409
  433
  460
  487
  515
  545
  576
  608
  641
  676
  712
  719
  758
  800
  843
  889
  936
  986
  1,038
  1,093
  1,150
  1,210
  1,272
  1,338
  1,407
  1,479
  1,555
  1,635
  1,718
  1,805
  1,897
Operating income, $m
  43
  49
  54
  60
  65
  71
  78
  84
  91
  98
  105
  145
  153
  161
  170
  179
  189
  199
  209
  220
  232
  244
  257
  270
  284
  298
  314
  330
  346
  364
  383
EBITDA, $m
  66
  94
  100
  107
  113
  120
  128
  135
  143
  151
  160
  169
  178
  188
  198
  209
  220
  231
  244
  256
  270
  284
  299
  314
  330
  347
  365
  384
  403
  424
  445
Interest expense (income), $m
  6
  6
  7
  8
  9
  10
  10
  11
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  20
  21
  23
  24
  26
  27
  29
  31
  33
  35
  37
  39
  42
  44
  47
  49
  52
Earnings before tax, $m
  36
  43
  47
  52
  57
  62
  67
  73
  78
  84
  90
  129
  136
  143
  150
  158
  166
  175
  184
  193
  203
  213
  224
  235
  247
  259
  272
  285
  300
  315
  330
Tax expense, $m
  15
  12
  13
  14
  15
  17
  18
  20
  21
  23
  24
  35
  37
  39
  41
  43
  45
  47
  50
  52
  55
  57
  60
  63
  67
  70
  73
  77
  81
  85
  89
Net income, $m
  21
  31
  35
  38
  41
  45
  49
  53
  57
  62
  66
  94
  99
  104
  110
  115
  121
  127
  134
  141
  148
  155
  163
  171
  180
  189
  198
  208
  219
  230
  241

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  9
  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
  727
  766
  816
  868
  922
  978
  1,037
  1,098
  1,162
  1,228
  1,298
  1,370
  1,446
  1,526
  1,608
  1,695
  1,786
  1,881
  1,980
  2,084
  2,193
  2,307
  2,427
  2,552
  2,684
  2,822
  2,966
  3,118
  3,277
  3,443
  3,618
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  718
  766
  816
  868
  922
  978
  1,037
  1,098
  1,162
  1,228
  1,298
  1,370
  1,446
  1,526
  1,608
  1,695
  1,786
  1,881
  1,980
  2,084
  2,193
  2,307
  2,427
  2,552
  2,684
  2,822
  2,966
  3,118
  3,277
  3,443
  3,618
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  0.630
  0.629
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
Average production assets, $m
  373
  398
  424
  451
  479
  508
  539
  571
  604
  638
  675
  712
  752
  793
  836
  881
  928
  977
  1,029
  1,083
  1,140
  1,199
  1,261
  1,327
  1,395
  1,467
  1,542
  1,620
  1,703
  1,790
  1,881
Working capital, $m
  -35
  -45
  -48
  -51
  -54
  -57
  -61
  -64
  -68
  -72
  -76
  -80
  -85
  -89
  -94
  -99
  -105
  -110
  -116
  -122
  -128
  -135
  -142
  -150
  -157
  -165
  -174
  -183
  -192
  -202
  -212
Total debt, $m
  175
  196
  221
  246
  272
  299
  328
  357
  388
  421
  454
  490
  526
  565
  605
  647
  691
  737
  785
  836
  889
  944
  1,002
  1,063
  1,127
  1,193
  1,264
  1,337
  1,414
  1,495
  1,580
Total liabilities, $m
  350
  371
  396
  421
  447
  474
  503
  532
  563
  596
  629
  665
  701
  740
  780
  822
  866
  912
  960
  1,011
  1,064
  1,119
  1,177
  1,238
  1,302
  1,368
  1,439
  1,512
  1,589
  1,670
  1,755
Total equity, $m
  377
  394
  420
  447
  475
  504
  534
  565
  598
  633
  668
  706
  745
  786
  828
  873
  920
  969
  1,020
  1,073
  1,129
  1,188
  1,250
  1,314
  1,382
  1,453
  1,528
  1,606
  1,687
  1,773
  1,863
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  727
  765
  816
  868
  922
  978
  1,037
  1,097
  1,161
  1,229
  1,297
  1,371
  1,446
  1,526
  1,608
  1,695
  1,786
  1,881
  1,980
  2,084
  2,193
  2,307
  2,427
  2,552
  2,684
  2,821
  2,967
  3,118
  3,276
  3,443
  3,618
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.464
  0.500
  0.530
  0.550
  0.570
  0.590
  0.610
  0.630
  0.650
  0.670
  0.680
  0.690
  0.710
  0.720
  0.730
  0.740
  0.750
  0.760
  0.770
  0.780
  0.790
  0.790
  0.800
  0.810
  0.820
  0.820
  0.830
  0.830
  0.840
  0.840
  0.850
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.513
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515
  0.515

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  21
  31
  35
  38
  41
  45
  49
  53
  57
  62
  66
  94
  99
  104
  110
  115
  121
  127
  134
  141
  148
  155
  163
  171
  180
  189
  198
  208
  219
  230
  241
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  23
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
  51
  52
  53
  54
  24
  25
  26
  28
  29
  31
  33
  34
  36
  38
  40
  42
  44
  46
  49
  51
  54
  57
  60
  63
Funds from operations, $m
  56
  77
  81
  85
  89
  94
  99
  104
  109
  115
  121
  118
  124
  131
  138
  145
  152
  160
  168
  177
  186
  195
  205
  216
  226
  238
  250
  262
  275
  289
  304
Change in working capital, $m
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -7
  -7
  -7
  -8
  -8
  -8
  -9
  -9
  -10
  -10
Cash from operations, $m
  58
  79
  84
  88
  93
  97
  102
  108
  113
  119
  125
  122
  129
  135
  142
  150
  158
  166
  174
  183
  192
  202
  212
  223
  234
  246
  258
  271
  285
  299
  314
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  0
  -12
  -13
  -14
  -15
  -16
  -17
  -18
  -19
  -20
  -21
  -22
  -24
  -25
  -26
  -28
  -29
  -31
  -33
  -34
  -36
  -38
  -40
  -42
  -44
  -46
  -49
  -51
  -54
  -57
  -60
New CAPEX, $m
  -47
  -25
  -26
  -27
  -28
  -29
  -31
  -32
  -33
  -35
  -36
  -38
  -39
  -41
  -43
  -45
  -47
  -49
  -52
  -54
  -57
  -59
  -62
  -65
  -68
  -72
  -75
  -79
  -83
  -87
  -91
Cash from investing activities, $m
  -48
  -37
  -39
  -41
  -43
  -45
  -48
  -50
  -52
  -55
  -57
  -60
  -63
  -66
  -69
  -73
  -76
  -80
  -85
  -88
  -93
  -97
  -102
  -107
  -112
  -118
  -124
  -130
  -137
  -144
  -151
Free cash flow, $m
  10
  42
  44
  47
  49
  52
  55
  58
  61
  64
  67
  62
  65
  69
  73
  77
  81
  85
  90
  95
  100
  105
  110
  116
  122
  128
  134
  141
  148
  156
  163
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  5
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  30
  31
  32
  34
  35
  37
  38
  40
  42
  44
  46
  48
  50
  53
  55
  58
  61
  64
  67
  70
  74
  77
  81
  85
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  -16
  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  
  -11
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  30
  31
  32
  34
  35
  37
  38
  40
  42
  44
  46
  48
  50
  53
  55
  58
  61
  64
  67
  70
  74
  77
  81
  85
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  -1
  65
  69
  72
  76
  79
  83
  88
  92
  96
  101
  97
  102
  108
  113
  119
  125
  131
  138
  145
  152
  160
  168
  177
  185
  195
  204
  215
  225
  236
  248
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  -9
  -24
  -26
  -27
  -28
  -29
  -30
  -32
  -33
  -34
  -36
  -37
  -39
  -41
  -43
  -45
  -47
  -49
  -51
  -54
  -56
  -59
  -62
  -65
  -68
  -71
  -74
  -78
  -82
  -86
  -90
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  7
  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
 
  48
  43
  45
  48
  50
  53
  56
  59
  62
  65
  60
  63
  67
  70
  74
  78
  83
  87
  91
  96
  101
  106
  112
  118
  124
  130
  136
  143
  151
  158
Discount rate, %
 
  5.60
  5.88
  6.17
  6.48
  6.81
  7.15
  7.50
  7.88
  8.27
  8.69
  9.12
  9.58
  10.06
  10.56
  11.09
  11.64
  12.22
  12.84
  13.48
  14.15
  14.86
  15.60
  16.38
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PV of cash for distribution, $m
 
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Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
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Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. is an operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring made-to-order cuisine, including both Mexican inspired and American classic dishes. As of January 3, 2017, the Company operated 551 Del Taco restaurants. The Company's menu offers a combination of Mexican-inspired food, such as tacos and burritos, and American classics, such as Double Del cheeseburgers, crinkle-cut fries and milkshakes. The Company's menu features items, such as its Platos plated meals, Epic Burritos, Handcrafted Ensaladas and Fresca Bowls, as well as items on its Buck & Under Menu. As of January 3, 2017, the Company had 310 Company-operated and 241 franchise-operated restaurants. The Platos menu offering consists of individually plated meals complete with an entree, two sides, and chips and salsa. The Company's menu also includes quesadillas, bowls and handcrafted ensaladas, as well as burgers and fries.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  Del Taco Restaurants (TACO)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio 22.6
Price to Sales 1
Price to Book 1.3
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 8.2
Price to Free Cash Flow 43.1
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate 6.6%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate 34.3%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate NaN%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio 5
Current Ratio 0
LT Debt to Equity 45.9%
Total Debt to Equity 46.4%
Interest Coverage 7
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets 3.4%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.2%
Return On Total Capital 3.9%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 1.3%
Return On Equity 5.6%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.1%
Asset Turnover 0.6
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 73.5%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 48.6%
EBITDA Margin 14.4%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 8.2%
Operating Margin 9.5%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 6.4%
Pre-Tax Margin 8%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 3.1%
Net Profit Margin 4.6%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 1.9%
Effective Tax Rate 41.7%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 19.4%
Payout Ratio 0%

TACO stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the TACO stock intrinsic value calculation we used $452 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by Del Taco Restaurants. The default revenue input number comes from 2017 income statement of Del Taco Restaurants. 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 TACO stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 6.7% 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 5.6%, whose default value for TACO is calculated based on our internal credit rating of Del Taco Restaurants, 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 Del Taco Restaurants.
    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 TACO stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 90.3%.

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 TACO 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 Del Taco Restaurants.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for Del Taco Restaurants. 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 TACO 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 TACO are equal to 82.5%.

Life of production assets of 30.1 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in Del Taco Restaurants 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 TACO is equal to -9.3%. 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 - $377 million for Del Taco Restaurants - 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 38.686 million for Del Taco Restaurants 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 Del Taco Restaurants at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.5 billion.

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COMPANY NEWS

▶ Del Taco meets 3Q profit forecasts   [Oct-19-17 04:21PM  Associated Press]
▶ Del Taco Now Open in Norman, Oklahoma   [08:00AM  Marketwired]
▶ "Fast Money" final trades: DAL, NKE and more   [Sep-28-17 05:59PM  CNBC Videos]
▶ Forget Chipotle, Buy Del Taco Stock: BTIG   [Sep-26-17 08:14PM  Investopedia]
▶ Seven Restaurants To Buy As The Industry Struggles   [Sep-13-17 09:40AM  Barrons.com]
▶ Del Taco CEO: Rising avocado costs & more   [Aug-29-17 08:23PM  CNBC Videos]
▶ Sick of Chipotle? Analyst Suggests a Different Chain   [Jul-20-17 04:56PM  Barrons.com]
▶ Del Taco beats Street 1Q forecasts   [May-04-17 06:08PM  Associated Press]
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