Actuant (ATU:NYS) Fundamental Valuation Report

Fundamental Valuation Report


Industrials:Diversified Industrials

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Close Price/Date
$23.97 (USD) 30/10/2018

Weighted Valuation
$25.84 (USD)

Overall Rating
Undervalued by 7.8%

Valuation Models Analyst Consensus: $28.00 (USD)
(in order of importance) Adjusted Book Value: $22.61 (USD)
Multiples: $25.80 (USD)
Valuation Methods This company is:
Cash Flow: Overvalued on a Cash Flow Valuation
Comparable Company: Undervalued on a Comparable Valuation
Asset: Overvalued on an Asset Valuation

Company Overview (ATU:NYS USD)

Price 23.97
Range 23.11 – 24.02
52 week 22.05 – 30.60
Open 23.11
Vol / Avg. 230526/314233
Mkt cap 1.46B
P/E 0.00
Div/yield 0.04/0.00
EPS -0.36
Shares 61.02M
Beta 1.45

Company Description

Actuant Corp is a U.S.-based diversified industrial conglomerate. The company is organized into three segments. The industrial segment designs, manufactures, and distributes hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure, and automation sectors. The energy segment supplies joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, and rope and cable solutions to sectors including oil and gas, power generation, and others. The engineered solutions segment provides position and motion-control systems to original equipment manufacturers in vehicle sectors, and various other products to the industrial and agricultural sectors. The company generates the majority of its sales from the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Valuation Details

 We have up to 6 valuation points for each company. Details are at the bottom of the report.

Discounted Cash Flow and Sensitivity Analysis for ATU:NYS

Using a discounted cash flow model we generated an intrinsic value of $15.16 (USD) for ATU:NYS

Sensitivity Analysis

(showing how changes in the input variables impact the DCF calculation)

ATU:NYS Current Values Valuation If Dropped * Valuation If Raised *
Calculated Value: $15.16 1% 5% 1% 5%
WACC (or Ke) 10.56 $18.95 $12.26
Terminal Growth Rate 3.00 $12.61 $18.49
Tax Rate 0.27 $17.11 $13.21
Cash Flow 190,550,000 $13.79 $16.53
Capital Expenditures 11,107,400 $15.23 $15.09
Long Term Debt 584,309,000 $15.64 $14.68

* Changes are absolute: ex WACC from 8% to 7%

Comparables Model

Using similar companies and price based ratios we generated a valuation of $28.81 (USD) for ATU:NYS. We also generated a valuation of $46.49 (USD) using other metrics and comparables.
The comparable companies were Colfax (CFX:NYS), Crane (CR:NYS), Hillenbrand (HI:NYS) and John Bean Technologies (JBT:NYS).

Company ATU:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share ($0.36) (USD)
Book Value/Share $9.85 (USD)
Sales/Share $19.23 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $1.19 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $2.38 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor (%)
$0.00 (USD) 12.2
$47.28 (USD) -44.7
$34.96 (USD) -14.7
$17.47 (USD) -22.3
$49.60 (USD) -4.8
ATU:NYS Ratios Used Average Values CFX:NYS CR:NYS HI:NYS JBT:NYS
0.00 PE Ratio 42.14 0.00 31.73 47.55 47.15
2.83 PB Ratio 4.80 1.27 4.06 4.68 9.18
1.45 PS Ratio 1.82 1.26 1.95 1.92 2.14
23.51 PCF Ratio 22.15 28.87 15.77 11.18 32.79
15.51 EV to EBITDA 20.82 33.15 13.09 15.93 21.12


Using a multiples approach we generated a valuation of  $25.80 (USD) for ATU:NYS

Company ATU:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share ($0.36) (USD)
Book Value/Share $9.85 (USD)
Sales/Share $19.23 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $1.19 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $2.38 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor
$0.00 (USD) 0
$24.73 (USD) 0
$24.85 (USD) 0
$18.13 (USD) 0
$35.49 (USD) 0
Ratios Ratio Average
PE Ratio 32.55
PB Ratio 2.51
PS Ratio 1.29
PCF Ratio 15.28
EV to EBITDA 14.90

Adjusted Book Value versus Historical Price to Book

The average the Price to Book ratio for  ATU:NYS for the last 10 years was  2.47

We ran the Adjusted Book Value for  ATU:NYS and generated a book value of  $9.16 (USD)
By multiplying these we get an adjusted valuation of  $22.61 (USD)

Analyst Data

In the Stockcalc database there are 1 analysts that provide a valuation for ATU:NYS. The 1 analysts have a concensus valuation for ATU:NYS for 2019 of $28.00 (USD).

ATU:NYS Actuant

Analyst Recommendation
Buy Hold Sell Rating
(of 5)
Guidance As Of
1 1 0 4.0000 Outperform 2018-10-29

Current Price: 23.97 USD

Analyst Consensus
USD Millions 2019 2020 2021
Mean EPS 1.20 1.40 1.55
# EPS Analysts 1 1 1
Mean Revenue 1,235.00 1,280.00 1,325.00
# Revenue Analysts 1 1 1
Mean Target Price 28.00
Mean Cash Flow
Mean EBITDA 160.00 175.00 185.00
Mean Net Income
Mean Debt Outstanding 194.00 186.00 177.00
Mean Tax Rate
Mean Growth Rate 16.10
Mean Capital Expenditure 31.00 32.00 33.00

Explanation of Valuation Models

We have up to 6 valuation points for each company in the database.

The Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation is a cash flow model where cash flow projections are discounted back to the present to calculate value per share. DCF is a common valuation technique especially for companies undergoing irregular cash flows such as resource companies (mining, forestry, oil and gas) going though price cycles or smaller companies about to generate cash flow (junior exploration companies, junior pharma, technology firms…).

The Price Comparables valuation is the result of valuing the company we are looking at on the basis of ratios from selected comparable companies: Price to Earnings, Price to Book, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Enterprise Value (EV) to EBITDA. Each of these ratios for the selected comparable companies are averaged and multiplied by the values for the company we are interested in to calculate a value per share for our selected company.

We have included the Other Comparables as a way to value companies that cannot be valued using Earnings based ratios. This technique is very useful for companies still experiencing negative cash flows such as mining exploration firms. We use Cash/Share, Book Value/Share, MarketCap, 1 Year Return, NetPPE as the ratios here. Each of these ratios for the selected comparable companies are averaged and multiplied by the values for the company we are interested in to calculate a value per share for our selected company.

Multiples are similar to Price comparables where we look at current or historic ratios for the company in question to assess what it should be worth today based on those historic ratios. We use the same 5 ratios as in the price comparables and value the company with its historic averages.

With Adjusted Book Value (ABV) we calculate the book value per share for the company based on its balance sheet and multiply that book value per share by its historical price to book ratio to calculate a value per share.

If we have Analyst coverage for the company we use the consensus target price here.

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