Intrinsic value of TechTarget - TTGT

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$15.14

  Intrinsic Value

$18.61

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  Rating & Target

buy

+23%

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$15.14

 
Intrinsic value

$18.61

 
Up/down potential

+23%

 
Rating

buy

We calculate the intrinsic value of TTGT 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

Initial revenue growth rate, %
Terminal revenue growth rate, %
Revenue decline factor
Initial discount rate, %
Discount rate multiplier
Shares outstanding, mln

 

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, %
  -4.46
  7.70
  7.43
  7.19
  6.97
  6.77
  6.59
  6.43
  6.29
  6.16
  6.05
  5.94
  5.85
  5.76
  5.69
  5.62
  5.56
  5.50
  5.45
  5.41
  5.36
  5.33
  5.30
  5.27
  5.24
  5.22
  5.19
  5.17
  5.16
  5.14
  5.13
Revenue, $m
  107
  115
  124
  133
  142
  152
  162
  172
  183
  194
  206
  218
  231
  244
  258
  272
  288
  303
  320
  337
  355
  374
  394
  415
  436
  459
  483
  508
  534
  562
  591
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  20
  21
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  20
  21
  22
  23
  25
  26
  28
  29
  31
  32
  34
  36
  38
  40
  42
  44
  46
  49
  51
  54
Fixed operating expenses, $m
 
  84
  86
  88
  91
  93
  95
  97
  100
  102
  105
  108
  110
  113
  116
  119
  122
  125
  128
  131
  134
  138
  141
  145
  148
  152
  156
  160
  164
  168
  172
Total operating expenses, $m
  100
  104
  107
  109
  113
  116
  119
  122
  126
  129
  133
  128
  131
  135
  139
  144
  148
  153
  157
  162
  166
  172
  177
  183
  188
  194
  200
  206
  213
  219
  226
Operating income, $m
  7
  11
  17
  23
  29
  36
  42
  50
  57
  65
  73
  91
  99
  109
  119
  129
  140
  151
  163
  175
  189
  202
  217
  232
  248
  265
  283
  302
  322
  343
  365
EBITDA, $m
  12
  21
  27
  33
  39
  46
  53
  60
  67
  75
  83
  92
  101
  110
  120
  130
  141
  152
  164
  177
  190
  204
  219
  234
  250
  268
  286
  304
  324
  345
  368
Interest expense (income), $m
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
Earnings before tax, $m
  5
  10
  15
  21
  27
  33
  40
  47
  54
  61
  69
  87
  95
  104
  114
  124
  134
  145
  157
  169
  182
  195
  209
  224
  240
  256
  274
  292
  311
  331
  353
Tax expense, $m
  3
  3
  4
  6
  7
  9
  11
  13
  15
  17
  19
  23
  26
  28
  31
  33
  36
  39
  42
  46
  49
  53
  56
  60
  65
  69
  74
  79
  84
  89
  95
Net income, $m
  2
  7
  11
  15
  20
  24
  29
  34
  39
  45
  50
  63
  70
  76
  83
  90
  98
  106
  114
  123
  133
  142
  153
  164
  175
  187
  200
  213
  227
  242
  257

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  29
  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
  170
  152
  163
  175
  187
  200
  213
  227
  241
  256
  271
  287
  304
  322
  340
  359
  379
  400
  421
  444
  468
  493
  519
  546
  575
  605
  636
  669
  704
  740
  778
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  141
  152
  163
  175
  187
  200
  213
  227
  241
  256
  271
  287
  304
  322
  340
  359
  379
  400
  421
  444
  468
  493
  519
  546
  575
  605
  636
  669
  704
  740
  778
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  0.759
  0.757
  0.761
  0.760
  0.759
  0.760
  0.761
  0.758
  0.759
  0.758
  0.760
  0.760
  0.760
  0.758
  0.759
  0.758
  0.760
  0.758
  0.760
  0.759
  0.759
  0.759
  0.759
  0.760
  0.758
  0.759
  0.759
  0.759
  0.759
  0.759
  0.760
Average production assets, $m
  11
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  23
  24
  25
  27
  28
  30
  31
  33
  35
  37
  39
  41
  43
  45
  47
  50
  52
  55
  58
Working capital, $m
  40
  18
  20
  21
  23
  24
  26
  27
  29
  31
  33
  35
  37
  39
  41
  43
  46
  48
  51
  54
  56
  59
  63
  66
  69
  73
  77
  81
  85
  89
  94
Total debt, $m
  38
  35
  39
  43
  47
  51
  55
  60
  64
  69
  74
  80
  85
  91
  97
  103
  109
  116
  123
  131
  139
  147
  155
  164
  173
  183
  193
  204
  215
  227
  240
Total liabilities, $m
  53
  49
  53
  57
  61
  65
  69
  74
  78
  83
  88
  94
  99
  105
  111
  117
  123
  130
  137
  145
  153
  161
  169
  178
  187
  197
  207
  218
  229
  241
  254
Total equity, $m
  118
  102
  110
  118
  126
  135
  143
  153
  162
  172
  183
  194
  205
  217
  229
  242
  255
  269
  284
  299
  315
  332
  350
  368
  388
  408
  429
  451
  474
  499
  524
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  171
  151
  163
  175
  187
  200
  212
  227
  240
  255
  271
  288
  304
  322
  340
  359
  378
  399
  421
  444
  468
  493
  519
  546
  575
  605
  636
  669
  703
  740
  778
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.322
  0.350
  0.360
  0.360
  0.370
  0.380
  0.390
  0.390
  0.400
  0.400
  0.410
  0.410
  0.420
  0.420
  0.420
  0.430
  0.430
  0.430
  0.430
  0.440
  0.440
  0.440
  0.440
  0.450
  0.450
  0.450
  0.450
  0.450
  0.450
  0.460
  0.460
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.631
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674
  0.674

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  2
  7
  11
  15
  20
  24
  29
  34
  39
  45
  50
  63
  70
  76
  83
  90
  98
  106
  114
  123
  133
  142
  153
  164
  175
  187
  200
  213
  227
  242
  257
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  5
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
Funds from operations, $m
  20
  17
  21
  25
  30
  34
  39
  44
  49
  55
  61
  64
  71
  77
  84
  92
  99
  107
  116
  125
  134
  144
  155
  166
  177
  189
  202
  215
  230
  245
  260
Change in working capital, $m
  2
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
Cash from operations, $m
  18
  16
  20
  24
  28
  33
  37
  42
  48
  53
  59
  62
  69
  75
  82
  89
  97
  105
  113
  122
  131
  141
  151
  162
  174
  186
  198
  211
  225
  240
  256
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  0
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
New CAPEX, $m
  -4
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
Cash from investing activities, $m
  -4
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -6
  -6
Free cash flow, $m
  14
  14
  18
  22
  27
  31
  36
  41
  46
  51
  57
  60
  66
  73
  80
  87
  94
  102
  110
  119
  128
  138
  148
  158
  169
  181
  194
  207
  220
  235
  250
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  39
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
  12
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  -45
  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
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
  12
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  4
  18
  22
  26
  31
  35
  40
  45
  50
  56
  62
  65
  72
  78
  85
  93
  101
  109
  117
  126
  136
  146
  156
  167
  179
  191
  204
  217
  232
  247
  263
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  42
  -7
  -8
  -8
  -8
  -9
  -9
  -9
  -10
  -10
  -10
  -11
  -11
  -12
  -12
  -13
  -13
  -14
  -15
  -15
  -16
  -17
  -18
  -18
  -19
  -20
  -21
  -22
  -23
  -24
  -26
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  23
  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
 
  34
  14
  18
  22
  27
  31
  36
  41
  46
  51
  55
  60
  67
  73
  80
  87
  95
  103
  111
  120
  129
  139
  149
  160
  171
  183
  195
  208
  222
  237
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
 
  32
  13
  16
  18
  21
  23
  24
  26
  26
  27
  26
  26
  25
  25
  23
  22
  21
  19
  17
  15
  13
  12
  10
  8
  7
  5
  4
  3
  2
  2
Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
  100
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9
  99.9

TechTarget, Inc. provides online content that helps buyers and sellers of corporate information technology (IT) products and services. The Company's offerings enable IT vendors to identify, reach and influence corporate IT decision makers researching specific IT purchases through customized marketing programs that include data analytics-driven intelligence solutions, demand generation and brand advertising. Its Websites focuses on IT sectors, such as storage, security or networking and for decision support information. Its content enables IT professionals to navigate the IT landscape where purchasing decisions can have financial and operational consequences. Its marketing opportunities and audience extensions are addressed using approximately nine distinct media groups, including Application Architecture and Development; Channel; CIO/IT Strategy; Data Center and Virtualization Technologies; Business Applications and Analytics; Networking; Security; Storage and TechnologyGuide.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  TechTarget (TTGT)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio 208.2
Price to Sales 3.9
Price to Book 3.5
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 23.1
Price to Free Cash Flow 29.7
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate -4.5%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate 0%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate 0%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio 5
Current Ratio 0
LT Debt to Equity 27.1%
Total Debt to Equity 32.2%
Interest Coverage 6
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets 1.4%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.5%
Return On Total Capital 1.3%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.8%
Return On Equity 1.4%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.8%
Asset Turnover 0.6
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 71%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 72.6%
EBITDA Margin 10.3%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 12.6%
Operating Margin 6.5%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 8%
Pre-Tax Margin 4.7%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 7.3%
Net Profit Margin 1.9%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 4%
Effective Tax Rate 60%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 48.2%
Payout Ratio 0%

TTGT stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the TTGT stock intrinsic value calculation we used $107 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by TechTarget. The default revenue input number comes from 2016 income statement of TechTarget. 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 TTGT stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 7.7% 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 4.3%, whose default value for TTGT is calculated based on our internal credit rating of TechTarget, 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 TechTarget.
    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 TTGT stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 17.8%.

Fixed operating expenses is just that - expenses that are not dependant on the volume of production. They are set to $82 million in the base year in the intrinsic value calculation for TTGT 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 5.3% for TechTarget.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for TechTarget. 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 TTGT 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 TTGT are equal to 9.8%.

Life of production assets of 20.8 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in TechTarget 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 TTGT is equal to 15.9%. 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 - $118 million for TechTarget - 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 27.677 million for TechTarget 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 TechTarget at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.4 billion.

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COMPANY NEWS

▶ TechTarget posts 3Q profit   [Nov-09-17 05:02AM  Associated Press]
▶ TechTarget, Inc. to Host Earnings Call   [02:10PM  ACCESSWIRE]
▶ The Market In 5 Minutes   [Aug-17-17 08:33AM  Benzinga]
▶ ETFs with exposure to TechTarget, Inc. : June 27, 2017   [Jun-27-17 03:54PM  Capital Cube]
▶ TechTarget posts 1Q loss   [May-10-17 06:38PM  Associated Press]
▶ TechTarget tops 4Q revenue forecasts   [05:57PM  Associated Press]
▶ Here is What Hedge Funds Think About TechTarget Inc (TTGT)   [Dec-08-16 07:06AM  at Insider Monkey]
▶ TechTarget Announces CFO Transition Plan   [09:21AM  Business Wire]
▶ TechTarget, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program   [Jun-13-16 08:51AM  Business Wire]
▶ TechTarget, Inc. Announces Results of its Tender Offer   [Jun-09-16 08:54AM  Business Wire]
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