MSG Networks (MSGN:NYS) Fundamental Valuation Report

Fundamental Valuation Report

MSG Networks(MSGN:NYS)

Consumer Cyclical:Media-Diversified

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Close Price/Date
$26.05 (USD) 08/11/2018

Weighted Valuation
$25.81 (USD)

Overall Rating
Fairly valued to slightly Overvalued by 0.9%

Valuation Models Analyst Consensus: $21.00 (USD)
(in order of importance) Comparables: $31.55 (USD)
Multiples: $28.78 (USD)
Valuation Methods This company is:
Cash Flow: Undervalued on a Cash Flow Valuation
Comparable Company: Undervalued on a Comparable Valuation
Asset: Overvalued on an Asset Valuation

Company Overview (MSGN:NYS USD)

Price 26.05
Range 24.95 – 26.25
52 week 16.45 – 27.66
Open 24.97
Vol / Avg. 349641/538099
Mkt cap 1.95B
P/E 6.70
Div/yield 0.00/0.00
EPS 3.81
Shares 74.82M
Beta 0.78

Company Description

MSG Networks Inc is engaged in sports production, and content development and distribution. It owns and operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively MSG Networks. Its networks are distributed throughout its territory, which includes all of New York State and significant portions of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as parts of Pennsylvania. The company generates revenues from affiliate fees charged to distributors for the right to carry its programming networks, as well as from the sale of advertising.

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 MSGN:NYS

Using a discounted cash flow model we generated an intrinsic value of $60.08 (USD) for MSGN:NYS

Sensitivity Analysis

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

MSGN:NYS Current Values Valuation If Dropped * Valuation If Raised *
Calculated Value: $60.08 1% 5% 1% 5%
WACC (or Ke) 6.09 $80.08 $46.77
Terminal Growth Rate 1.10 $47.96 $78.29
Tax Rate 0.06 $64.55 $55.62
Cash Flow 344,016,468 $55.89 $64.27
Capital Expenditures 868,200 $60.09 $60.07
Long Term Debt 1,467,156,000 $61.06 $59.10

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

Comparables Model

Using similar companies and price based ratios we generated a valuation of $31.55 (USD) for MSGN:NYS. We also generated a valuation of $32.08 (USD) using other metrics and comparables.
The comparable companies were AMC Entertainment Hldgs (AMC:NYS), AMC Networks (AMCX:NAS), Cinemark Holdings (CNK:NYS), Dolby Laboratories (DLB:NYS) and World Wrestling Enter (WWE:NYS).

Company MSGN:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $3.89 (USD)
Book Value/Share ($8.79) (USD)
Sales/Share $9.19 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $2.78 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $4.29 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor (%)
$48.29 (USD) -44.6
$0.00 (USD) -45.7
$30.75 (USD) -11.9
$27.23 (USD) -28.6
$67.25 (USD) -19.1
MSGN:NYS Ratios Used Average Values AMC:NYS AMCX:NAS CNK:NYS DLB:NYS WWE:NYS
6.71 PE Ratio 50.74 0.00 7.29 17.54 77.31 100.82
0.00 PB Ratio 9.62 1.25 19.96 3.35 3.26 20.28
2.78 PS Ratio 3.35 0.46 1.26 1.54 6.32 7.15
9.20 PCF Ratio 15.46 3.37 7.26 8.43 23.11 35.10
8.91 EV to EBITDA 15.68 8.39 3.26 9.20 16.12 41.41

Multiples

Using a multiples approach we generated a valuation of  $28.78 (USD) for MSGN:NYS

Company MSGN:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $3.89 (USD)
Book Value/Share ($8.79) (USD)
Sales/Share $9.19 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $2.78 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $4.29 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor
$32.11 (USD) 0
$0.00 (USD) 0
$22.78 (USD) 0
$23.06 (USD) 0
$37.18 (USD) 0
Ratios Ratio Average
PE Ratio 8.25
PB Ratio 3.42
PS Ratio 2.48
PCF Ratio 8.30
EV to EBITDA 8.67

Adjusted Book Value versus Historical Price to Book

The average the Price to Book ratio for  MSGN:NYS for the last 5 years was  3.38

We ran the Adjusted Book Value for  MSGN:NYS and generated a book value of  ($8.18) (USD)
By multiplying these we get an adjusted valuation of  ($27.65) (USD)

Analyst Data

In the Stockcalc database there are 1 analysts that provide a valuation for MSGN:NYS. The 1 analysts have a concensus valuation for MSGN:NYS for 2019 of $21.00 (USD).

MSGN:NYS MSG Networks

Analyst Recommendation
Buy Hold Sell Rating
(of 5)
Guidance As Of
1 1 0 4.0000 Outperform 2018-11-7

Current Price: 26.05 USD

Analyst Consensus
USD Millions 2019 2020 2021
Mean EPS 2.53 2.85 3.03
# EPS Analysts 1 1 1
Mean Revenue 708.00 719.00 729.00
# Revenue Analysts 1 1 1
Mean Target Price 21.00
Mean Cash Flow
Mean EBITDA
Mean Net Income
Mean Debt Outstanding 798.00 691.00 580.00
Mean Tax Rate
Mean Growth Rate
Mean Capital Expenditure 6.00 6.00 6.00

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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