Maximus (MMS:NYS) Fundamental Valuation Report

Fundamental Valuation Report


Industrials:Business Services

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Close Price/Date
$66.54 (USD) 21/11/2018

Weighted Valuation
$66.44 (USD)

Overall Rating
Fairly valued to slightly Overvalued by 0.2%

Valuation Models Analyst Consensus: $71.00 (USD)
(in order of importance) Comparables: $56.89 (USD)
Multiples: $71.85 (USD)
Valuation Methods This company is:
Cash Flow: Overvalued on a Cash Flow Valuation
Comparable Company: Overvalued on a Comparable Valuation
Asset: Undervalued on an Asset Valuation

Company Overview (MMS:NYS USD)

Price 66.54
Range 63.58 – 66.74
52 week 60.90 – 72.04
Open 64.27
Vol / Avg. 531567/405863
Mkt cap 4.27B
P/E 19.86
Div/yield 0.18/0.01
EPS 3.35
Shares 64.13M
Beta 0.98

Company Description

Maximus Inc is an operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. The company offers business solutions to improve the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Health Insurance BC, and child support programmes. Most of its revenue is derived from long-term contractual arrangements with governments around the world. The largest segment by revenue, health services, provides customer center operations and support services, health insurance enrolment services, and health plan oversight services.

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 MMS:NYS

Using a discounted cash flow model we generated an intrinsic value of $49.17 (USD) for MMS:NYS

Sensitivity Analysis

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

MMS:NYS Current Values Valuation If Dropped * Valuation If Raised *
Calculated Value: $49.17 1% 5% 1% 5%
WACC (or Ke) 9.58 $58.66 $42.19
Terminal Growth Rate 3.00 $42.97 $57.60
Tax Rate 0.26 $53.14 $45.20
Cash Flow 394,235,749 $46.02 $52.33
Capital Expenditures -41,160,200 $48.87 $49.48
Long Term Debt 211,009,000 $49.34 $49.01

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

Comparables Model

Using similar companies and price based ratios we generated a valuation of $56.89 (USD) for MMS:NYS. We also generated a valuation of $44.81 (USD) using other metrics and comparables.
The comparable companies were Conduent (CNDT:NYS), Deluxe (DLX:NYS), FTI Consulting (FCN:NYS), Healthcare Services Group (HCSG:NAS) and Synnex (SNX:NYS).

Company MMS:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $3.35 (USD)
Book Value/Share $16.34 (USD)
Sales/Share $37.11 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $4.14 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $5.50 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor (%)
$71.88 (USD) -35.4
$46.57 (USD) -15.9
$36.00 (USD) -22.2
$68.22 (USD) 33.5
$67.91 (USD) 17.5
18.83 PE Ratio 21.46 27.68 12.86 13.71 41.85 11.18
3.98 PB Ratio 2.85 1.15 2.29 1.96 7.14 1.71
1.75 PS Ratio 0.97 0.72 1.14 1.32 1.51 0.16
15.68 PCF Ratio 16.46 10.40 6.79 12.54 38.32 14.25
10.38 EV to EBITDA 12.36 8.07 7.80 9.94 28.10 7.86


Using a multiples approach we generated a valuation of  $71.85 (USD) for MMS:NYS

Company MMS:NYS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $3.35 (USD)
Book Value/Share $16.34 (USD)
Sales/Share $37.11 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $4.14 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $5.50 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor
$74.96 (USD) 0
$84.94 (USD) 0
$64.48 (USD) 0
$73.26 (USD) 0
$61.61 (USD) 0
Ratios Ratio Average
PE Ratio 22.37
PB Ratio 5.20
PS Ratio 1.74
PCF Ratio 17.67
EV to EBITDA 11.21

Adjusted Book Value versus Historical Price to Book

The average the Price to Book ratio for  MMS:NYS for the last 10 years was  5.16

We ran the Adjusted Book Value for  MMS:NYS and generated a book value of  $16.84 (USD)
By multiplying these we get an adjusted valuation of  $86.91 (USD)

Analyst Data

In the Stockcalc database there are 2 analysts that provide a valuation for MMS:NYS. The 2 analysts have a concensus valuation for MMS:NYS for 2019 of $71.00 (USD).

MMS:NYS Maximus

Analyst Recommendation
Buy Hold Sell Rating
(of 5)
Guidance As Of
0 1 0 3.5000 Hold 2018-11-20

Current Price: 66.54 USD

Analyst Consensus
USD Millions 2019 2020
Mean EPS 3.54 3.88
# EPS Analysts 2 1
Mean Revenue 2,735.70 2,572.80
# Revenue Analysts 2 1
Mean Target Price 71.00
Mean Cash Flow 4.11
Mean EBITDA 376.30
Mean Net Income 237.30 260.10
Mean Debt Outstanding
Mean Tax Rate 26.55 26.10
Mean Growth Rate 11.00
Mean Capital Expenditure

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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