Intrinsic value of StealthGas - GASS

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$4.50

  Intrinsic Value

$3.58

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  Rating & Target

sell

-20%

Previous close

$4.50

 
Intrinsic value

$3.58

 
Up/down potential

-20%

 
Rating

sell

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

We calculate the intrinsic value of GASS 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.

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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, %
  2.13
  14.70
  13.73
  12.86
  12.07
  11.36
  10.73
  10.15
  9.64
  9.18
  8.76
  8.38
  8.04
  7.74
  7.47
  7.22
  7.00
  6.80
  6.62
  6.46
  6.31
  6.18
  6.06
  5.96
  5.86
  5.77
  5.70
  5.63
  5.56
  5.51
  5.46
Revenue, $m
  144
  165
  188
  212
  238
  265
  293
  323
  354
  386
  420
  455
  492
  530
  570
  611
  653
  698
  744
  792
  842
  894
  948
  1,005
  1,064
  1,125
  1,189
  1,256
  1,326
  1,399
  1,475
Variable operating expenses, $m
 
  150
  171
  193
  216
  241
  267
  294
  322
  352
  382
  414
  448
  482
  518
  556
  595
  635
  677
  721
  766
  814
  863
  914
  968
  1,024
  1,082
  1,143
  1,207
  1,273
  1,343
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
  137
  150
  171
  193
  216
  241
  267
  294
  322
  352
  382
  414
  448
  482
  518
  556
  595
  635
  677
  721
  766
  814
  863
  914
  968
  1,024
  1,082
  1,143
  1,207
  1,273
  1,343
Operating income, $m
  7
  15
  17
  19
  21
  24
  26
  29
  32
  35
  38
  41
  44
  48
  51
  55
  59
  63
  67
  71
  76
  80
  85
  90
  96
  101
  107
  113
  119
  126
  133
EBITDA, $m
  46
  60
  68
  76
  86
  95
  106
  116
  128
  139
  151
  164
  177
  191
  205
  220
  236
  252
  268
  285
  303
  322
  342
  362
  383
  405
  429
  453
  478
  504
  532
Interest expense (income), $m
  12
  12
  14
  16
  18
  20
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  37
  40
  43
  47
  50
  54
  58
  62
  66
  71
  75
  80
  85
  90
  95
  101
  107
  113
  119
  125
Earnings before tax, $m
  -8
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  7
Tax expense, $m
  0
  1
  1
  1
  1
  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
Net income, $m
  -8
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $m
  65
  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
  1,002
  1,073
  1,220
  1,377
  1,543
  1,718
  1,902
  2,096
  2,298
  2,508
  2,728
  2,957
  3,195
  3,442
  3,699
  3,966
  4,243
  4,532
  4,832
  5,144
  5,468
  5,806
  6,158
  6,525
  6,907
  7,306
  7,722
  8,157
  8,610
  9,085
  9,580
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $m
  937
  1,073
  1,220
  1,377
  1,543
  1,718
  1,902
  2,096
  2,298
  2,508
  2,728
  2,957
  3,195
  3,442
  3,699
  3,966
  4,243
  4,532
  4,832
  5,144
  5,468
  5,806
  6,158
  6,525
  6,907
  7,306
  7,722
  8,157
  8,610
  9,085
  9,580
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
  0.154
Average production assets, $m
  865
  992
  1,128
  1,273
  1,426
  1,588
  1,759
  1,937
  2,124
  2,319
  2,522
  2,733
  2,953
  3,182
  3,419
  3,666
  3,923
  4,189
  4,467
  4,755
  5,055
  5,368
  5,693
  6,032
  6,385
  6,754
  7,139
  7,540
  7,960
  8,398
  8,857
Working capital, $m
  -5
  -17
  -20
  -22
  -25
  -28
  -30
  -34
  -37
  -40
  -44
  -47
  -51
  -55
  -59
  -64
  -68
  -73
  -77
  -82
  -88
  -93
  -99
  -105
  -111
  -117
  -124
  -131
  -138
  -145
  -153
Total debt, $m
  398
  397
  455
  518
  584
  654
  727
  804
  884
  968
  1,056
  1,147
  1,241
  1,340
  1,442
  1,548
  1,659
  1,774
  1,893
  2,017
  2,146
  2,281
  2,421
  2,567
  2,719
  2,878
  3,043
  3,216
  3,397
  3,586
  3,783
Total liabilities, $m
  428
  427
  485
  548
  614
  684
  757
  834
  914
  998
  1,086
  1,177
  1,271
  1,370
  1,472
  1,578
  1,689
  1,804
  1,923
  2,047
  2,176
  2,311
  2,451
  2,597
  2,749
  2,908
  3,073
  3,246
  3,427
  3,616
  3,813
Total equity, $m
  574
  646
  734
  829
  929
  1,034
  1,145
  1,262
  1,383
  1,510
  1,642
  1,780
  1,923
  2,072
  2,227
  2,387
  2,555
  2,728
  2,909
  3,096
  3,292
  3,495
  3,707
  3,928
  4,158
  4,398
  4,649
  4,910
  5,183
  5,469
  5,767
Total liabilities and equity, $m
  1,002
  1,073
  1,219
  1,377
  1,543
  1,718
  1,902
  2,096
  2,297
  2,508
  2,728
  2,957
  3,194
  3,442
  3,699
  3,965
  4,244
  4,532
  4,832
  5,143
  5,468
  5,806
  6,158
  6,525
  6,907
  7,306
  7,722
  8,156
  8,610
  9,085
  9,580
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.693
  0.610
  0.620
  0.620
  0.630
  0.630
  0.630
  0.640
  0.640
  0.640
  0.640
  0.640
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.650
  0.660
  0.660
  0.660
  0.660
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.543
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602
  0.602

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  -8
  2
  2
  2
  2
  2
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  3
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  5
  5
  5
  5
  5
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  39
  45
  51
  57
  64
  72
  79
  87
  96
  104
  114
  123
  133
  143
  154
  165
  177
  189
  201
  214
  228
  242
  256
  272
  288
  304
  322
  340
  359
  378
  399
Funds from operations, $m
  35
  47
  53
  60
  67
  74
  82
  90
  98
  107
  116
  126
  136
  146
  157
  168
  180
  192
  205
  218
  231
  246
  260
  276
  292
  309
  326
  344
  363
  383
  404
Change in working capital, $m
  -1
  -2
  -2
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -3
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -4
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -5
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -6
  -7
  -7
  -7
  -8
  -8
Cash from operations, $m
  36
  49
  55
  62
  69
  77
  85
  93
  102
  111
  120
  130
  140
  150
  161
  173
  185
  197
  210
  223
  237
  251
  266
  282
  298
  315
  333
  351
  371
  391
  412
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  0
  -39
  -45
  -51
  -57
  -64
  -72
  -79
  -87
  -96
  -104
  -114
  -123
  -133
  -143
  -154
  -165
  -177
  -189
  -201
  -214
  -228
  -242
  -256
  -272
  -288
  -304
  -322
  -340
  -359
  -378
New CAPEX, $m
  -56
  -127
  -136
  -145
  -154
  -162
  -170
  -179
  -187
  -195
  -203
  -211
  -220
  -229
  -238
  -247
  -257
  -267
  -277
  -288
  -300
  -312
  -325
  -339
  -353
  -369
  -385
  -402
  -420
  -438
  -458
Cash from investing activities, $m
  -44
  -166
  -181
  -196
  -211
  -226
  -242
  -258
  -274
  -291
  -307
  -325
  -343
  -362
  -381
  -401
  -422
  -444
  -466
  -489
  -514
  -540
  -567
  -595
  -625
  -657
  -689
  -724
  -760
  -797
  -836
Free cash flow, $m
  -8
  -117
  -125
  -134
  -142
  -150
  -157
  -165
  -172
  -180
  -188
  -195
  -203
  -211
  -220
  -228
  -237
  -247
  -256
  -267
  -278
  -289
  -301
  -314
  -327
  -341
  -356
  -372
  -388
  -406
  -424
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $m
  -24
  54
  59
  62
  66
  70
  73
  77
  80
  84
  87
  91
  95
  98
  102
  106
  110
  115
  119
  124
  129
  134
  140
  146
  152
  159
  166
  173
  181
  189
  197
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $m
  -2
  80
  86
  92
  98
  103
  108
  114
  119
  124
  129
  135
  140
  146
  151
  157
  164
  170
  177
  184
  192
  200
  208
  217
  226
  236
  246
  257
  268
  280
  293
Cash from financing (excl. dividends), $m  
  -27
  134
  145
  154
  164
  173
  181
  191
  199
  208
  216
  226
  235
  244
  253
  263
  274
  285
  296
  308
  321
  334
  348
  363
  378
  395
  412
  430
  449
  469
  490
Total cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  -35
  16
  20
  21
  22
  23
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  32
  33
  34
  36
  37
  38
  40
  42
  43
  45
  47
  49
  51
  53
  55
  58
  60
  63
  66
Retained Cash Flow (-), $m
  9
  -82
  -89
  -94
  -100
  -106
  -111
  -116
  -122
  -127
  -132
  -138
  -143
  -149
  -155
  -161
  -167
  -174
  -181
  -188
  -195
  -203
  -212
  -221
  -230
  -240
  -251
  -262
  -273
  -285
  -298
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $m
 
  10
  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
 
  -55
  -69
  -74
  -78
  -82
  -86
  -91
  -95
  -99
  -103
  -107
  -112
  -116
  -120
  -125
  -130
  -135
  -141
  -146
  -152
  -158
  -165
  -172
  -179
  -187
  -195
  -204
  -213
  -222
  -232
Discount rate, %
 
  7.40
  7.77
  8.16
  8.57
  8.99
  9.44
  9.92
  10.41
  10.93
  11.48
  12.05
  12.66
  13.29
  13.95
  14.65
  15.38
  16.15
  16.96
  17.81
  18.70
  19.63
  20.62
  21.65
  22.73
  23.87
  25.06
  26.31
  27.63
  29.01
  30.46
PV of cash for distribution, $m
 
  -51
  -59
  -58
  -56
  -53
  -50
  -47
  -43
  -39
  -35
  -31
  -27
  -23
  -19
  -16
  -13
  -11
  -8
  -6
  -5
  -4
  -3
  -2
  -1
  -1
  -1
  0
  0
  0
  0
Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
  100
  83.2
  69.9
  59.2
  50.7
  43.8
  38.1
  33.3
  29.4
  26.0
  23.2
  20.8
  18.7
  16.8
  15.3
  13.9
  12.6
  11.5
  10.5
  9.7
  8.9
  8.2
  7.5
  7.0
  6.4
  5.9
  5.5
  5.1
  4.7
  4.4
  4.1

StealthGas Inc. is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The Company owns a fleet of LPG carriers. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas. The medium range product carriers in its fleet are capable of carrying refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, as well as edible oils and chemicals, while its Aframax tanker is used for carrying crude oil. Its fleet consists of approximately 50 LPG carriers, including two chartered-in LPG carriers, two 2008-built product carriers, a 2009-built product carrier and a 2010-built Aframax crude oil tanker.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  StealthGas (GASS)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio -22.4
Price to Sales 1.2
Price to Book 0.3
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 5
Price to Free Cash Flow -9
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate 2.1%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate -63.9%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate -14.7%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio 1
Current Ratio 0
LT Debt to Equity 59.8%
Total Debt to Equity 69.3%
Interest Coverage 0
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets 0.4%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 1.2%
Return On Total Capital -0.8%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 0.3%
Return On Equity -1.4%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 0.5%
Asset Turnover 0.1
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 48.6%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 51.6%
EBITDA Margin 29.9%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 34.5%
Operating Margin 4.9%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 10.5%
Pre-Tax Margin -5.6%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.1%
Net Profit Margin -5.6%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.1%
Effective Tax Rate 0%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 0%
Payout Ratio 0%

GASS stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the GASS stock intrinsic value calculation we used $144 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by StealthGas. The default revenue input number comes from 2016 income statement of StealthGas. 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 GASS stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 14.7% 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 7.4%, whose default value for GASS is calculated based on our internal credit rating of StealthGas, 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 StealthGas.
    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 GASS stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 91%.

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 GASS 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 StealthGas.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for StealthGas. 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 GASS 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 GASS are equal to 600.3%.

Life of production assets of 22.2 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in StealthGas 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 GASS is equal to -10.4%. 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 - $574 million for StealthGas - 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 40.044 million for StealthGas 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 StealthGas at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $0.2 billion.

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COMPANY NEWS

▶ StealthGas reports 3Q loss   [Nov-22-17 09:49AM  Associated Press]
▶ StealthGas Inc. to Host Earnings Call   [07:30AM  ACCESSWIRE]
▶ StealthGas reports 2Q loss   [Aug-24-17 09:57PM  Associated Press]
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▶ StealthGas posts 1Q profit   [09:24AM  Associated Press]
▶ StealthGas reports 4Q loss   [09:39AM  Associated Press]
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