The stock of Teekay (NYSE:TK, 30-year Financials) is believed to be modestly undervalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its future return will likely be higher. At its current price of $3.1 per share and the market cap of $313.4 million, Teekay stock shows every sign of being modestly undervalued. GF Value for Teekay is shown in the chart below.
Because Teekay is relatively undervalued, the long-term return of its stock is likely to be higher than its business growth.
It is always important to check the financial strength of a company before buying its stock. Investing in companies with poor financial strength have a higher risk of permanent loss. Looking at the cash-to-debt ratio and interest coverage is a great way to understand the financial strength of a company. Teekay has a cash-to-debt ratio of 0.09, which is worse than 76% of the companies in Oil & Gas industry. The overall financial strength of Teekay is 3 out of 10, which indicates that the financial strength of Teekay is poor. This is the debt and cash of Teekay over the past years:
It poses less risk to invest in profitable companies, especially those that have demonstrated consistent profitability over the long term. A company with high profit margins is also typically a safer investment than one with low profit margins. Teekay has been profitable 1 over the past 10 years. Over the past twelve months, the company had a revenue of $1.8 billion and loss of $0.82 a share. Its operating margin is 25.53%, which ranks better than 86% of the companies in Oil & Gas industry. Overall, GuruFocus ranks the profitability of Teekay at 4 out of 10, which indicates poor profitability. This is the revenue and net income of Teekay over the past years:
Growth is probably one of the most important factors in the valuation of a company. GuruFocus' research has found that growth is closely correlated with the long-term performance of a company's stock. If a company's business is growing, the company usually creates value for its shareholders, especially if the growth is profitable. Likewise, if a company's revenue and earnings are declining, the value of the company will decrease. Teekay's 3-year average revenue growth rate is in the middle range of the companies in Oil & Gas industry. Teekay's 3-year average EBITDA growth rate is 28.3%, which ranks better than 79% of the companies in Oil & Gas industry.
Another way to evaluate a company's profitability is to compare its return on invested capital (ROIC) to its weighted cost of capital (WACC). Return on invested capital (ROIC) measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. If the ROIC is higher than the WACC, it indicates that the company is creating value for shareholders. Over the past 12 months, Teekay's ROIC was 5.85, while its WACC came in at 5.76. The historical ROIC vs WACC comparison of Teekay is shown below:
In summary, The stock of Teekay (NYSE:TK, 30-year Financials) is estimated to be modestly undervalued. The company's financial condition is poor and its profitability is poor. Its growth ranks better than 79% of the companies in Oil & Gas industry. To learn more about Teekay stock, you can check out its 30-year Financials here.
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