Intrinsic value of Safety Insurance Group - SAFT

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$89.15

  Intrinsic Value

$4.84

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-95%

Previous close

$89.15

 
Intrinsic value

$4.84

 
Up/down potential

-95%

 
Rating

str. sell

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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 1.3

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FORECAST and PRESENT VALUE CALCULATION

Fiscal year
   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, %
  2.40
  2.66
  2.89
  3.10
  3.29
  3.46
  3.62
  3.76
  3.88
  3.99
  4.09
  4.18
  4.27
  4.34
  4.41
  4.46
  4.52
  4.57
  4.61
  4.65
  4.68
  4.72
  4.74
  4.77
  4.79
  4.81
  4.83
  4.85
  4.86
  4.88
Revenue, $m
  859
  882
  908
  936
  967
  1,000
  1,036
  1,075
  1,117
  1,161
  1,209
  1,260
  1,313
  1,370
  1,431
  1,494
  1,562
  1,633
  1,709
  1,788
  1,872
  1,960
  2,053
  2,151
  2,254
  2,363
  2,477
  2,597
  2,723
  2,856
Variable operating expenses, $m
  762
  782
  804
  829
  856
  885
  917
  951
  988
  1,027
  1,061
  1,105
  1,153
  1,203
  1,255
  1,312
  1,371
  1,433
  1,499
  1,569
  1,643
  1,720
  1,802
  1,888
  1,978
  2,073
  2,174
  2,279
  2,390
  2,506
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
  762
  782
  804
  829
  856
  885
  917
  951
  988
  1,027
  1,061
  1,105
  1,153
  1,203
  1,255
  1,312
  1,371
  1,433
  1,499
  1,569
  1,643
  1,720
  1,802
  1,888
  1,978
  2,073
  2,174
  2,279
  2,390
  2,506
Operating income, $m
  97
  100
  103
  107
  110
  115
  119
  124
  129
  134
  148
  154
  161
  168
  175
  183
  191
  200
  209
  219
  229
  240
  251
  263
  276
  289
  303
  318
  333
  350
EBITDA, $m
  296
  304
  313
  323
  333
  345
  357
  371
  385
  400
  417
  434
  453
  472
  493
  515
  538
  563
  589
  616
  645
  676
  708
  741
  777
  814
  854
  895
  939
  984
Interest expense (income), $m
  0
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
  72
Earnings before tax, $m
  25
  28
  31
  35
  38
  42
  47
  52
  57
  62
  76
  82
  89
  96
  103
  111
  119
  128
  137
  147
  157
  168
  179
  191
  204
  217
  231
  246
  261
  278
Tax expense, $m
  7
  8
  8
  9
  10
  11
  13
  14
  15
  17
  20
  22
  24
  26
  28
  30
  32
  35
  37
  40
  42
  45
  48
  52
  55
  59
  62
  66
  71
  75
Net income, $m
  18
  20
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  38
  41
  45
  55
  60
  65
  70
  75
  81
  87
  93
  100
  107
  115
  123
  131
  140
  149
  158
  169
  179
  191
  203

BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and short-term investments, $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 assets, $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
Adjusted assets (=assets-cash), $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
Revenue / Adjusted assets
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
Average production assets, $m
  1,910
  1,961
  2,017
  2,080
  2,149
  2,223
  2,303
  2,390
  2,483
  2,582
  2,688
  2,800
  2,919
  3,046
  3,180
  3,322
  3,472
  3,631
  3,798
  3,975
  4,161
  4,357
  4,564
  4,782
  5,011
  5,252
  5,506
  5,773
  6,054
  6,349
Working capital, $m
  -1,132
  -1,162
  -1,196
  -1,233
  -1,274
  -1,318
  -1,366
  -1,417
  -1,472
  -1,531
  -1,593
  -1,660
  -1,731
  -1,806
  -1,886
  -1,970
  -2,059
  -2,153
  -2,252
  -2,357
  -2,467
  -2,583
  -2,706
  -2,835
  -2,971
  -3,114
  -3,264
  -3,423
  -3,589
  -3,764
Total debt, $m
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
  1,335
Total liabilities, $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 equity, $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 liabilities and equity, $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
Debt-to-equity ratio
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
Adjusted equity ratio
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000
  0.000

CASH FLOW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income, $m
  18
  20
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  38
  41
  45
  55
  60
  65
  70
  75
  81
  87
  93
  100
  107
  115
  123
  131
  140
  149
  158
  169
  179
  191
  203
Depreciation, amort., depletion, $m
  199
  204
  210
  216
  223
  230
  238
  247
  256
  266
  269
  280
  292
  305
  318
  332
  347
  363
  380
  397
  416
  436
  456
  478
  501
  525
  551
  577
  605
  635
Funds from operations, $m
  217
  224
  232
  241
  251
  261
  272
  285
  298
  311
  324
  340
  357
  374
  393
  413
  434
  456
  480
  505
  531
  558
  587
  618
  650
  684
  719
  757
  796
  837
Change in working capital, $m
  -27
  -30
  -34
  -37
  -41
  -44
  -48
  -51
  -55
  -59
  -63
  -67
  -71
  -75
  -80
  -84
  -89
  -94
  -99
  -105
  -110
  -116
  -123
  -129
  -136
  -143
  -150
  -158
  -166
  -175
Cash from operations, $m
  244
  254
  266
  278
  291
  305
  320
  336
  353
  370
  387
  407
  427
  450
  473
  497
  523
  550
  579
  609
  641
  675
  710
  747
  786
  827
  870
  915
  963
  1,013
Maintenance CAPEX, $m
  -187
  -191
  -196
  -202
  -208
  -215
  -222
  -230
  -239
  -248
  -258
  -269
  -280
  -292
  -305
  -318
  -332
  -347
  -363
  -380
  -397
  -416
  -436
  -456
  -478
  -501
  -525
  -551
  -577
  -605
New CAPEX, $m
  -45
  -51
  -57
  -63
  -69
  -74
  -80
  -87
  -93
  -99
  -106
  -112
  -119
  -127
  -134
  -142
  -150
  -159
  -167
  -177
  -186
  -196
  -207
  -218
  -229
  -241
  -254
  -267
  -281
  -295
Cash from investing activities, $m
  -232
  -242
  -253
  -265
  -277
  -289
  -302
  -317
  -332
  -347
  -364
  -381
  -399
  -419
  -439
  -460
  -482
  -506
  -530
  -557
  -583
  -612
  -643
  -674
  -707
  -742
  -779
  -818
  -858
  -900
Free cash flow, $m
  12
  13
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  19
  21
  23
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  37
  41
  45
  49
  53
  57
  62
  67
  73
  78
  84
  91
  97
  104
  112
Issuance/(repayment) of debt, $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
Issuance/(repurchase) of shares, $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 from financing (excl. dividends), $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 cash flow (excl. dividends), $m
  12
  13
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  19
  21
  23
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  37
  41
  45
  49
  53
  57
  62
  67
  73
  78
  84
  91
  97
  104
  112
Retained Cash Flow (-), $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
Prev. year cash balance distribution, $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 flow adjustment, $m
  5
  5
  5
  5
  6
  6
  6
  6
  6
  7
  7
  7
  8
  8
  8
  9
  9
  9
  10
  10
  11
  11
  12
  12
  13
  14
  14
  15
  16
  16
Cash available for distribution, $m
  12
  13
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  19
  21
  23
  23
  25
  28
  31
  34
  37
  41
  45
  49
  53
  57
  62
  67
  73
  78
  84
  91
  97
  104
  112
Discount rate, %
  14.70
  15.44
  16.21
  17.02
  17.87
  18.76
  19.70
  20.68
  21.72
  22.80
  23.94
  25.14
  26.40
  27.72
  29.10
  30.56
  32.09
  33.69
  35.38
  37.15
  39.00
  40.95
  43.00
  45.15
  47.41
  49.78
  52.27
  54.88
  57.63
  60.51
PV of cash for distribution, $m
  11
  10
  8
  7
  7
  6
  5
  4
  4
  3
  2
  2
  1
  1
  1
  1
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
Current shareholders' claim on cash, %
  100.0
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Safety Insurance Group, Inc. is a provider of private passenger automobile insurance. The Company offers a portfolio of property and casualty insurance products. The Company is engaged in property and casualty insurance operations. The Company's product line includes private passenger automobile, commercial automobile, homeowners, business owners' policies, personal umbrella, dwelling fire, commercial umbrella, inland marine and watercraft. The Company operates through its insurance company subsidiaries, Safety Insurance Company, Safety Indemnity Insurance Company, and Safety Property and Casualty Insurance Company. Private passenger automobile policies provide coverage for bodily injury and property damage to others, no-fault personal injury coverage for the insured/insured's car occupants, and physical damage coverage for an insured's own vehicle for collision or other perils. Commercial automobile policies provide coverage for bodily injury and property damage to others.

FINANCIAL RATIOS  of  Safety Insurance Group (SAFT)

Valuation Ratios
P/E Ratio 20.8
Price to Sales 1.6
Price to Book 2
Price to Tangible Book
Price to Cash Flow 13.6
Price to Free Cash Flow 14.4
Growth Rates
Sales Growth Rate 2.8%
Sales - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
EPS Growth Rate %
EPS - 3 Yr. Growth Rate %
Capital Spending Gr. Rate 25%
Cap. Spend. - 3 Yr. Gr. Rate 0%
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio NaN
Current Ratio NaN
LT Debt to Equity 0%
Total Debt to Equity 0%
Interest Coverage 0
Management Effectiveness
Return On Assets 3.8%
Ret/ On Assets - 3 Yr. Avg. 2.2%
Return On Total Capital 9.9%
Ret/ On T. Cap. - 3 Yr. Avg. 5.4%
Return On Equity 9.9%
Return On Equity - 3 Yr. Avg. 5.4%
Asset Turnover 0.5
Profitability Ratios
Gross Margin 0%
Gross Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 0%
EBITDA Margin 13%
EBITDA Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 7.8%
Operating Margin 11.5%
Oper. Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 6.2%
Pre-Tax Margin 11.3%
Pre-Tax Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 6.1%
Net Profit Margin 7.9%
Net Profit Margin - 3 Yr. Avg. 4.6%
Effective Tax Rate 30.1%
Eff/ Tax Rate - 3 Yr. Avg. 36.9%
Payout Ratio 64.6%

SAFT stock valuation input parameters

Revenue. Company's revenue (or sales) is always the starting point of any cash flow forecast. In the SAFT stock intrinsic value calculation we used $839 million for the last fiscal year's total revenue generated by Safety Insurance Group. The default revenue input number comes from 2017 income statement of Safety Insurance Group. 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 SAFT stock valuation model: a) initial revenue growth rate of 2.4% 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 14.7%, whose default value for SAFT is calculated based on our internal credit rating of Safety Insurance Group, 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 Safety Insurance Group.
    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 SAFT stock the variable cost ratio is equal to 88.7%.

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 SAFT 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 5.4% for Safety Insurance Group.

Corporate tax rate of 27% is the nominal tax rate for Safety Insurance Group. 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 SAFT stock is equal to 0.6%.

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 SAFT are equal to 222.3%.

Life of production assets of 10 years is the average useful life of capital assets used in Safety Insurance Group 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 SAFT is equal to -131.8%. 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 - $0 million for Safety Insurance Group - 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 15 million for Safety Insurance Group 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 Safety Insurance Group at the current share price and the inputted number of shares is $1.3 billion.

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