Intrinsic Value Calculator
Value investors actively seek stocks of companies that they believe the market has
undervalued. They believe the market overreacts to good and bad news, resulting
in stock price movements that do not correspond with the company's long-term
fundamentals. The result is an opportunity for value investors to profit by buying
when the price is deflated. (courtesy of Investopedia.com)
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How is the Estimated Intrinsic Value calculated?
The software determines an estimated growth rate based on the historic EPS and Equity growth rates. It then applies FV (future value) calculations to determine the expected EPS and stock price at some point in the future. It then reverses the calculation using a minimum acceptable rate of return (15%) to determine the intrinsic value in today’s dollars. The MOS price is half of that estimated intrinsic value price. Value investors
believe that risk can be minimized by only investing when the current price falls below the MOS price.
Calculates the intrinsic value and MOS (margin of safety) for your stocks
If you’re worried about earnings and earnings growth consistency and want to factor it in somehow, you may want to attenuate growth rates or bump up the discount rate to account for uncertainty.
Buffett uses 15 percent as a discount, or “hurdle” rate – investments must clear a 15 percent “hurdle” before clearing the bar. The 15 percent hurdle incorporates a lot of risk, especially in today’s environment of relatively low interest rate and inflation. Conservative value investors usually use discount rates in the 10 to 15 percent range.