Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL Stock Is Estimated To Be Significantly Overvalued

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Jun 18, 2021
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The stock of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL (BKK:HFT, 30-year Financials) gives every indication of being significantly overvalued, 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 ฿7 per share and the market cap of ฿4.6 billion, Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL stock is believed to be significantly overvalued. GF Value for Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is shown in the chart below.

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Because Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is significantly overvalued, the long-term return of its stock is likely to be much lower than its future business growth.

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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. Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL has a cash-to-debt ratio of 927.72, which is better than 94% of the companies in Vehicles & Parts industry. The overall financial strength of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is 9 out of 10, which indicates that the financial strength of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is strong. This is the debt and cash of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL over the past years:

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Companies that have been consistently profitable over the long term offer less risk for investors who may want to purchase shares. Higher profit margins usually dictate a better investment compared to a company with lower profit margins. Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL has been profitable 10 over the past 10 years. Over the past twelve months, the company had a revenue of ฿2.8 billion and earnings of ฿0.645 a share. Its operating margin is 18.29%, which ranks better than 93% of the companies in Vehicles & Parts industry. Overall, the profitability of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is ranked 7 out of 10, which indicates fair profitability. This is the revenue and net income of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL over the past years:

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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. Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL’s 3-year average revenue growth rate is in the middle range of the companies in Vehicles & Parts industry. Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL’s 3-year average EBITDA growth rate is 13.9%, which ranks better than 80% of the companies in Vehicles & Parts industry.

Another method of determining the profitability of a company is to compare its return on invested capital to the weighted average cost of capital. 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. When the ROIC is higher than the WACC, it implies the company is creating value for shareholders. For the past 12 months, Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL’s return on invested capital is 17.70, and its cost of capital is 9.01. The historical ROIC vs WACC comparison of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL is shown below:

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In conclusion, the stock of Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL (BKK:HFT, 30-year Financials) appears to be significantly overvalued. The company's financial condition is strong and its profitability is fair. Its growth ranks better than 80% of the companies in Vehicles & Parts industry. To learn more about Hwa Fong Rubber (Thailand) PCL stock, you can check out its 30-year Financials here.

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