Coherent (COHR:NAS) Fundamental Valuation Report

Fundamental Valuation Report


Technology:Scientific & Technical Instruments

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Close Price/Date
$133.59 (USD) 28/11/2018

Weighted Valuation
$182.73 (USD)

Overall Rating
Undervalued by 36.8%

Valuation Models Analyst Consensus: $214.67 (USD)
(in order of importance) Discounted Cash Flow: $153.46 (USD)
Adjusted Book Value: $145.45 (USD)
Valuation Methods This company is:
Cash Flow: Undervalued on a Cash Flow Valuation
Comparable Company: Undervalued on a Comparable Valuation
Asset: Undervalued on an Asset Valuation

Company Overview (COHR:NAS USD)

Price 133.59
Range 127.62 – 133.59
52 week 120.14 – 321.91
Open 130.29
Vol / Avg. 320152/414858
Mkt cap 3.26B
P/E 13.43
Div/yield 0.00/0.00
EPS 9.95
Shares 24.38M
Beta 1.36

Company Description

Coherent Inc supplies photonics-based solutions for commercial and scientific research applications. The firm operates in two segments: OEM Laser Sources and Industrial Lasers & Systems. The OEM Laser Sources segment develops and manufactures products for the microelectronics, scientific research, government, and original equipment manufacturer markets. This business contributes the majority of revenue. The Industrial Lasers & Systems segment makes products for the materials processing, OEM components and instrumentation, and microelectronics markets, with a focus on higher-volume products that are sold in set configurations. The majority of Coherent’s revenue is generated outside of the United States.

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 COHR:NAS

Using a discounted cash flow model we generated an intrinsic value of $153.46 (USD) for COHR:NAS

Sensitivity Analysis

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

COHR:NAS Current Values Valuation If Dropped * Valuation If Raised *
Calculated Value: $153.46 1% 5% 1% 5%
WACC (or Ke) 10.39 $178.23 $134.62
Terminal Growth Rate 3.00 $136.90 $175.22
Tax Rate 0.32 $166.70 $140.22
Cash Flow 559,788,613 $143.85 $163.08
Capital Expenditures -48,150,000 $152.68 $154.25
Long Term Debt 20,000,000 $153.50 $153.42

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

Comparables Model

Using similar companies and price based ratios we generated a valuation of $256.26 (USD) for COHR:NAS. We also generated a valuation of $156.33 (USD) using other metrics and comparables.
The comparable companies were ESCO Technologies (ESE:NYS), Faro Technologies (FARO:NAS), Itron (ITRI:NAS), Keysight Technologies (KEYS:NYS) and MKS Instruments (MKSI:NAS).

Company COHR:NAS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $9.95 (USD)
Book Value/Share $50.67 (USD)
Sales/Share $77.41 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $9.29 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $20.15 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor (%)
$251.69 (USD) 46.5
$141.03 (USD) -14.6
$155.55 (USD) -6.9
$224.91 (USD) -32.9
$473.19 (USD) 6.3
12.43 PE Ratio 25.30 19.19 0.00 0.00 46.03 10.66
2.43 PB Ratio 2.78 2.18 2.35 3.10 4.08 2.21
1.59 PS Ratio 2.01 2.13 2.15 0.92 2.93 1.91
13.25 PCF Ratio 26.05 18.16 53.49 17.85 29.51 11.24
6.02 EV to EBITDA 23.48 14.40 26.75 50.28 19.73 6.25


Using a multiples approach we generated a valuation of  $206.69 (USD) for COHR:NAS

Company COHR:NAS End Date Value
Earnings/Share $9.95 (USD)
Book Value/Share $50.67 (USD)
Sales/Share $77.41 (USD)
Cash Flow/Share $9.29 (USD)
EBITDA/Share $20.15 (USD)
Price Based on Comps Adjustment Factor
$272.66 (USD) 0
$145.78 (USD) 0
$201.07 (USD) 0
$171.06 (USD) 0
$242.87 (USD) 0
Ratios Ratio Average
PE Ratio 27.40
PB Ratio 2.88
PS Ratio 2.60
PCF Ratio 18.41
EV to EBITDA 12.05

Adjusted Book Value versus Historical Price to Book

The average the Price to Book ratio for  COHR:NAS for the last 10 years was  2.69

We ran the Adjusted Book Value for  COHR:NAS and generated a book value of  $54.10 (USD)
By multiplying these we get an adjusted valuation of  $145.45 (USD)

Analyst Data

In the Stockcalc database there are 3 analysts that provide a valuation for COHR:NAS. The 3 analysts have a concensus valuation for COHR:NAS for 2019 of $214.67 (USD).

COHR:NAS Coherent

Analyst Recommendation
Buy Hold Sell Rating
(of 5)
Guidance As Of
1 2 0 3.6667 Outperform 2018-11-27

Current Price: 133.59 USD

Analyst Consensus
USD Millions 2019 2020
Mean EPS 11.47 13.16
# EPS Analysts 2 2
Mean Revenue 1,689.00 1,905.00
# Revenue Analysts 1 1
Mean Target Price 214.67
Mean Cash Flow
Mean Net Income
Mean Debt Outstanding
Mean Tax Rate 27.00 27.50
Mean Growth Rate
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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