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MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $16.03 (As of Sep22)
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As of Sep22, MasTec's earnings power value is $16.03. *

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

Margin of Safety is -501.44

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future. Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.


MasTec Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for MasTec's Earnings Power Value (EPV) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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MasTec Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.82 8.46 13.86 29.47 25.28

MasTec Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Earnings Power Value (EPV) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 31.77 25.28 22.30 15.16 16.03

Competitive Comparison

For the Engineering & Construction subindustry, MasTec's Earnings Power Value (EPV), along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Power Value (EPV) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

MasTec Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Construction industry and Industrials sector, MasTec's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where MasTec's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Earnings Power Value (EPV)'s extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



MasTec Earnings Power Value (EPV) Calculation

Earnings Power Value also known as just Earnings Power is a valuation technique popularised by Bruce Greenwald, an authority on value investing at Columbia University. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future.

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. This valuation tool excludes the potential growth that a company may have so that needs to be looked at separately. Since future growth is excluded from the analysis, only the maintenance capital expenditures are subtracted from after-tax EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and growth capex is ignored.

MasTec's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 7,348
DDA 313
Operating Margin % 5.66
SGA * 25% 83
Tax Rate % 13.48
Maintenance Capex 130
Cash and Cash Equivalents 96
Short-Term Debt 242
Long-Term Debt 2,236
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 75

1. Start with "Earnings" not including accounting adjustments (one-time charges not excluded unless policy has changed). "Earnings" are "Operating Income.

2. Look at average margins over a business/Industry cycle: Average Operating Margin = 5.66%

To normalize margins and eliminate the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle, it is usually best to take a long-term average of operating margins. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since most of companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year margin.

3. Multiply average margins by sustainable revenues and then adjust for maintenance SGA. This yields "normalized" EBIT:

To be conservative, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year revenues as the sustainable revenue.
EPV analysis recognises that part of SG&A expenditure is made to maintain and replace the existing assets, while part is made to grow sales. Since EPV is only interested in what it costs a going concern to maintain its existing asset base, it adds back a percentage of SG&A (between 15% and 50% - this is a matter of judgment and industry knowledge) to make up for the fact that some of this expenditure went to fund growth and shouldn't be accounted for. To start off, we assume 25% for the sake of prudence.
Sustainable Revenue = $7,348 Mil, Average Operating Margin = 5.66%, Average Adjusted SGA = 83,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 7,348 * 5.66% +83 = $499.213708544 Mil.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate (NOPAT):

Same as average operating margin calculation, GuruFocus takes an average of the 5 years tax rates.
Average Tax Rate = 13.48%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $499.213708544 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 499.213708544 * ( 1 - 13.48% ) = $431.93717311207 Mil.

5. Add back Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate). This yields "normalized" Earnings:

Excess Depreciation = Average DDA * % of Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate) = 313 * 0.5 * 13.48% = $21.0689309995 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 431.93717311207 + 21.0689309995 = $453.00610411157 Mil.

6. Adjusted for Maintenance Capital Expenditure:

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
Fourth, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditures as maintenance CAPEX.
MasTec's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $130 Mil *.
* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

7. Investors require a return of "WACC" for the risk they are taking: WACC = 9%

8. MasTec's current cash and cash equivalent = $96 Mil.
MasTec's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 2,236 + 242 = $2477.896 Mil.
MasTec's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 75 Mil.

MasTec's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Sep22 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 453.00610411157 - 130)/ 9%+96-2477.896 )/75
=16.03

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 16.028296030614-96.40 )/16.028296030614
= -501.44%

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.


MasTec  (NYSE:MTZ) Earnings Power Value (EPV) Explanation

Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.

Earnings power value (EPV) uses a very basic equation which assumes no growth, although it does rely on an assumption about the cost of capital as well as the fact that current earnings are sustainable. It also involves several adjustments to clean up the underlying Earnings figures.


Be Aware

Though using today's earnings in calculating Earnings Power Value, GuruFocus is normalizing these earnings to the business cycle. This eliminates the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle. This means that we are considering the average earnings over 5 years.


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MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) Business Description

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800 S. Douglas Road, 12th Floor, Coral Gables, FL, USA, 33134
MasTec Inc is a leading infrastructure construction company operating primarily throughout North America. Its principal activities include engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrades of communications, energy, and utility infrastructure. The company installs wireless, wireline, and satellite communications; oil and gas pipeline infrastructure; conventional and renewable power generation; and other industrial systems. MasTec has five operating segments: Communications, Oil and Gas, Power Delivery, Clean Energy and Infrastructure, and Others. The majority of its revenue is derived from the Communications segments. The company markets services individually and in combination with other companies to provide a wide range of solutions for customers.
Executives
Parker Ava L director 1469 HARRINGTON PARK DRIVE JACKSONVILLE FL 32225
Palomarez Javier Alberto director 3405 PINNEY POINT DRIVE FLOWER MOUND TX 75022
Pita George officer: CFO 3000 NW 107TH AVENUE MIAMI FL 33172
Restrepo Daniel A director C/O MASTEC, INC. 800 S. DOUGLAS RD., 12TH FLOOR CORAL GABLES FL 33134
Harris Ray officer: President 800 DOUGLAS ROAD 12TH FLOOR - MASTEC CORAL GABLES FL 33134
Apple Robert E officer: Chief Operations Officer 800 S DOUGLAS ROAD 12TH FLOOR CORAL GABLES FL 33134
De Cardenas Alberto I officer: Executive Vice President 800 S DOUGLAS ROAD 12TH FLOOR CORAL GABLES X1 33134
Csiszar Ernst N director 2600 S RIVER ROAD DES PLAINES IL 60018
Floerke Gregory Scott officer: Chief Operations Officer C/O MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. 1515 ARAPAHOE STREET, TOWER 1, SUITE 160 DENVER CO 80202
Dwyer Robert J director 880 SOUTH OCEAN BOULEVARD PALM BEACH FL 33480
Campbell C Robert officer: EVP & CFO 800 DOUGLAS ROAD 12TH FLOOR CORAL GABLES FL 33134
De Cespedes Carlos M director 3075 NW 107TH AVE MIAMI FL 33172
Jaumot Frank E director 190 SE 19TH AVENUE POMPANO BEACH FL 33060
Nearing Michael officer: General Counsel and EVP 800 DOUGLAS ROAD 12TH FL CORAL GABLES FL 33134
Hudson Sherrill W director 201 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD 34TH FLOOR, MIAMI CENTER MIAMI FL 33131

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