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DocuSign Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $-4.38 (As of Apr22)
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As of Apr22, DocuSign's earnings power value is $-4.38. *

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

Margin of Safety is N/A.

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.


DocuSign Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for DocuSign'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.

* Premium members only.

DocuSign Annual Data
Trend Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - - - -5.20

DocuSign Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
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 - -4.20 -4.61 -5.20 -4.38

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, DocuSign'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.

   

DocuSign Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, DocuSign's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where DocuSign's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls into.



DocuSign 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.

DocuSign's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 1,246
DDA 57
Operating Margin % -21.40
SGA * 25% 221
Tax Rate % -6.91
Maintenance Capex 37
Cash and Cash Equivalents 968
Short-Term Debt 37
Long-Term Debt 835
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 200

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 = -21.40%

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 = $1,246 Mil, Average Operating Margin = -21.40%, Average Adjusted SGA = 221,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 1,246 * -21.40% +221 = $-45.184176604 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 = -6.91%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $-45.184176604 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = -45.184176604 * ( 1 - -6.91% ) = $-48.306403207336 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) = 57 * 0.5 * -6.91% = $-1.98024707 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = -48.306403207336 + -1.98024707 = $-50.286650277336 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.
DocuSign's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $37 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. DocuSign's current cash and cash equivalent = $968 Mil.
DocuSign's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 835 + 37 = $871.901 Mil.
DocuSign's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 200 Mil.

DocuSign's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Apr22 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( -50.286650277336 - 37)/ 9%+968-871.901 )/200
=-4.38

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( -4.3811715719327-66.19 )/-4.3811715719327
= N/A

* 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.


DocuSign  (NAS:DOCU) 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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DocuSign Business Description

DocuSign logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7379
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
221 Main Street, Suite 1550, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94105
DocuSign offers the Agreement Cloud, a broad cloud-based software suite that enables users to automate the agreement process and provide legally binding e-signatures from nearly any device. The company was founded in 2003 and completed its IPO in May 2018.
Executives
Gaylor Cynthia officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O PIVOTAL SOFTWARE, INC. 875 HOWARD STREET, FIFTH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Olrich Scott V. officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Salem Enrique T director SYMANTEC CORPORATION 20330 STEVENS CREEK BLVD. CUPERTINO CA 95014
Solvik Peter director 2105 SOUTH BASCOM AVE. #370 CAMPBELL CA 95008
Alhadeff Loren officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Wilderotter Mary Agnes director 115 ALPINE TERRACE OAKLAND CA 94618
Springer Daniel D. director, officer: President and CEO C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Phi Tram T officer: SVP, General Counsel C/O IMPERVA, INC. 3400 BRIDGE PARKWAY REDWOOD SHORES CA 94065
Suh Inhi Cho director C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Singh Sudhir Steven director 6222 185TH AVE REDMOND WA 98052
Irving Blake director 14455 N. HAYDEN RD. SCOTTSDALE AZ 85260
Briggs Teresa director 2225 LAWSON LANE SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Beer James A director MCKESSON CORPORATION ONE POST STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Wolberg Kirsten O. officer: Chief Technology & Ops Officer 900 NORTH MCCARTHY BLVD MILPITAS CA 95035
Sheridan Michael J officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105

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