Intrinsic value of American Software Cl A - AMSWA

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$11.84

  Intrinsic Value

$7.65

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  Rating & Target

sell

-35%

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$11.84

 
Intrinsic value

$7.65

 
Up/down potential

-35%

 
Rating

sell

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

We calculate the intrinsic value of AMSWA 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 0.4

 

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, %
  -7.02
  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
  106
  108
  111
  113
  117
  120
  124
  128
  133
  138
  143
  149
  155
  161
  168
  175
  183
  191
  200
  209
  218
  228
  239
  250
  262
  275
  288
  302
  316
  332
  348
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  19
  20
  20
  21
  21
  22
  23
  23
  24
  25
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  31
  32
  33
  35
  37
  38
  40
  42
  44
  46
  48
  51
  53
  56
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
  99
  103
  106
  108
  112
  114
  117
  120
  123
  126
  130
  132
  135
  139
  143
  147
  151
  156
  160
  164
  169
  175
  179
  185
  190
  196
  202
  208
  215
  221
  228
Operating income, $m
  8
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  7
  8
  10
  11
  13
  17
  20
  22
  25
  28
  32
  36
  40
  44
  49
  54
  60
  66
  72
  79
  86
  94
  102
  111
  120
EBITDA, $m
  15
  10
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
  14
  15
  17
  19
  21
  24
  27
  30
  33
  37
  41
  45
  50
  55
  60
  66
  72
  79
  86
  94
  102
  111
  120
  130
Interest expense (income), $m
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
Earnings before tax, $m
  22
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  7
  8
  9
  11
  13
  17
  19
  22
  24
  28
  31
  35
  39
  43
  47
  52
  58
  64
  70
  76
  83
  91
  99
  108
  117
Tax expense, $m
  7
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  5
  5
  6
  7
  7
  8
  9
  10
  12
  13
  14
  16
  17
  19
  21
  23
  25
  27
  29
  32
Net income, $m
  15
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  6
  7
  8
  9
  12
  14
  16
  18
  20
  23
  25
  28
  31
  35
  38
  42
  46
  51
  56
  61
  66
  72
  79
  85

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  85
  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
  149
  65
  67
  69
  70
  73
  75
  77
  80
  83
  86
  90
  93
  97
  101
  106
  110
  115
  121
  126
  132
  138
  144
  151
  158
  166
  174
  182
  191
  200
  210
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  64
  65
  67
  69
  70
  73
  75
  77
  80
  83
  86
  90
  93
  97
  101
  106
  110
  115
  121
  126
  132
  138
  144
  151
  158
  166
  174
  182
  191
  200
  210
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  1.656
  1.662
  1.657
  1.638
  1.671
  1.644
  1.653
  1.662
  1.663
  1.663
  1.663
  1.656
  1.667
  1.660
  1.663
  1.651
  1.664
  1.661
  1.653
  1.659
  1.652
  1.652
  1.660
  1.656
  1.658
  1.657
  1.655
  1.659
  1.654
  1.660
  1.657
Average production assets, $m
  15
  15
  15
  16
  16
  16
  17
  18
  18
  19
  20
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  29
  30
  31
  33
  34
  36
  38
  39
  41
  43
  45
  48
Working capital, $m
  67
  -18
  -19
  -19
  -20
  -20
  -21
  -22
  -23
  -23
  -24
  -25
  -26
  -27
  -29
  -30
  -31
  -32
  -34
  -35
  -37
  -39
  -41
  -43
  -45
  -47
  -49
  -51
  -54
  -56
  -59
Total debt, $m
  0
  1
  2
  3
  5
  6
  8
  9
  11
  13
  16
  18
  21
  23
  26
  29
  33
  36
  40
  44
  48
  52
  57
  61
  66
  72
  77
  83
  89
  96
  103
Total liabilities, $m
  45
  46
  47
  48
  50
  51
  53
  54
  56
  58
  61
  63
  66
  68
  71
  74
  78
  81
  85
  89
  93
  97
  102
  106
  111
  117
  122
  128
  134
  141
  148
Total equity, $m
  104
  19
  20
  20
  21
  22
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  33
  34
  36
  37
  39
  41
  43
  45
  47
  49
  52
  54
  57
  59
  62
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  149
  65
  67
  68
  71
  73
  75
  77
  80
  83
  87
  90
  94
  97
  101
  105
  111
  115
  121
  126
  132
  138
  145
  151
  158
  166
  174
  182
  191
  200
  210
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.000
  0.050
  0.100
  0.160
  0.220
  0.280
  0.340
  0.410
  0.480
  0.550
  0.610
  0.680
  0.750
  0.810
  0.870
  0.940
  1.000
  1.050
  1.110
  1.170
  1.220
  1.270
  1.320
  1.360
  1.410
  1.450
  1.500
  1.540
  1.570
  1.610
  1.650
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297
  0.297

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  15
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  5
  6
  7
  8
  9
  12
  14
  16
  18
  20
  23
  25
  28
  31
  35
  38
  42
  46
  51
  56
  61
  66
  72
  79
  85
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  7
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  6
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  8
  9
  9
  10
Funds from operations, $m
  23
  8
  8
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  12
  14
  15
  16
  18
  20
  22
  25
  28
  30
  34
  37
  41
  45
  49
  53
  58
  63
  69
  75
  81
  88
  95
Change in working capital, $m
  3
  0
  0
  0
  -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
Cash from operations, $m
  20
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  12
  13
  15
  16
  17
  19
  21
  24
  26
  29
  32
  35
  39
  42
  46
  51
  55
  60
  65
  71
  77
  83
  90
  97
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  0
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -7
  -7
  -7
  -8
  -8
  -8
  -9
  -9
New CAPEX, $m
  -4
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  -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
Cash from investing activities, $m
  4
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -7
  -7
  -7
  -9
  -9
  -9
  -10
  -10
  -10
  -11
  -11
Free cash flow, $m
  24
  6
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  8
  9
  10
  12
  13
  14
  16
  18
  21
  23
  26
  29
  32
  35
  39
  43
  47
  52
  57
  62
  67
  73
  79
  86
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  6
  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  
  6
  1
  1
  1
  1
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  30
  6
  7
  7
  7
  8
  9
  10
  11
  12
  14
  15
  17
  19
  21
  24
  26
  29
  32
  36
  39
  43
  47
  52
  57
  62
  67
  73
  79
  86
  93
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  -9
  0
  0
  -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
  -3
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  85
  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
 
  91
  6
  6
  7
  7
  8
  9
  10
  11
  13
  14
  16
  18
  20
  22
  25
  28
  31
  34
  38
  41
  46
  50
  55
  60
  65
  71
  77
  83
  90
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
 
  87
  6
  6
  6
  6
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
  7
  7
  7
  6
  6
  6
  5
  5
  4
  4
  3
  3
  2
  2
  2
  1
  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
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American Software, Inc. (American Software) develops, markets and supports a portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise management, supply chain and retail planning solutions to the marketplace. The Company operates through three business segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Information Technology (IT) Consulting. The SCM segment consists of Logility, Inc. and its subsidiary, Demand Management, Inc. (DMI), both of which provide supply chain and retail planning solutions to trading partners. The ERP segment consist of American Software ERP, which provides business software for manufacturers and distributors, and New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC), which provides industry-specific business software to both retailers and manufacturers in the apparel, footwear, sewn products and furniture industries. The IT Consulting segment consists of The Proven Method, Inc., an IT staffing and consulting services firm.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  American Software Cl A (AMSWA)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio 23.4
Price to Sales 3.3
Price to Book 3.4
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 17.5
Price to Free Cash Flow 21.9
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate -7%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate 0%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate 5.9%
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 10.5%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 8%
Return On Total Capital 15.1%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 11.4%
Return On Equity 15.1%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 11.4%
Asset Turnover 0.7
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 51.9%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 51.7%
EBITDA Margin 27.4%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 20.4%
Operating Margin 6.6%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 9.2%
Pre-Tax Margin 20.8%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 14.5%
Net Profit Margin 14.2%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 10.2%
Effective Tax Rate 31.8%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 28.4%
Payout Ratio 86.7%

AMSWA stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the AMSWA stock intrinsic value calculation we used $106 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by American Software Cl A. The default revenue input number comes from 2017 income statement of American Software Cl A. 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 AMSWA 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 AMSWA is calculated based on our internal credit rating of American Software Cl A, 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 American Software Cl A.
    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 AMSWA stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 17.9%.

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 AMSWA 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 American Software Cl A.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for American Software Cl A. 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 AMSWA 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 AMSWA are equal to 13.7%.

Life of production assets of 4.9 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in American Software Cl A 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 AMSWA is equal to -17%. 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 - $104 million for American Software Cl A - 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 29.728 million for American Software Cl A 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 American Software Cl A at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.4 billion.

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