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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF
$47.13 (As of Today)

Since the intrinsic value calculations based on Discounted Cash Flow Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based), or Discounted Earnings Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) cannot be applied to companies without consistent revenue and earnings, GuruFocus developed a valuation model based on normalized Free Cash Flow and Book Value of the company. The details of how we calculate the intrinsic value of stocks are described in detail here.

As of today, Rio Tinto PLC's projected FCF intrinsic value is $47.13. The stock price of Rio Tinto PLC is $41.04. Therefore, Rio Tinto PLC's Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF Ratio of today is 0.9.

RIO' s 10-Year Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.87

0.5
1.94

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF Ratio of Rio Tinto PLC was 1.94. The lowest was 0.50. And the median was 1.15.

RIO's Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. RIO: 0.87 )

Definition

Since the intrinsic value calculations based on Discounted Cash Flow Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based), or Discounted Earnings Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) cannot be applied to companies without consistent revenue and earnings, GuruFocus developed a valuation model based on normalized Free Cash Flow and Book Value of the company.

The details of how we calculate the intrinsic value of stocks are described in detail here.

This method smooths out the free cash flow over the past 6-7 years, multiplies the results by a growth multiple, and adds a portion of total equity.

Value = ((Growth Multiple)*Free Cash Flow(6 year avg) + 0.8*Total Equity(most recent))/Shares Outstanding

In the case of negative total equity, the following formula is used (see the Total Equity section for the reason):

Value = ((Growth Multiple)*Free Cash Flow(6 year avg) + Total Equity(most recent)/0.8)/Shares Outstanding


Here Rio Tinto PLC's FCF(6 year avg) is calculate as

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

200912201012201112201212201312201412
total_freecashflow 3,82413,6867,695-1,5302,0776,124

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get Rio Tinto PLC's FCF(6 year avg) = $5,312.67.

Rio Tinto PLC's Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF for today is calculated as

Intrinsic Value=(Growth Multiple*Free Cash Flow(6 year avg)+Total Equity(Dec14)*0.8)/Shares Outstanding
=(9.52035159596*5312.66666667+46285*0.8)/1858.700
=47.13

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

The growth multiple is capped between 8.35 and 17.74.

Total equity weighting is more art than science and it should always be revisited in more detail when researching a company. Weightings from 0% to 100% to more than 100% are possible. 80% was chosen as a happy medium after taking the above ideas into consideration. Learn more here.

Rio Tinto PLC's Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF=Share Price/Intrinsic Value: Projected FCF
=41.04/47.1331869472
=0.87

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based), Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based), Free Cash Flow


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Projected FCF 27.1633.2043.2241.1751.7868.2560.8049.0047.1447.13

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14
Projected FCF 0.0068.250.0060.800.0049.000.0047.140.0047.13
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