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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $28.55 (As of Mar22)
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As of Mar22, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's earnings power value is $28.55. *

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

Margin of Safety is -51.72

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.


Kulicke & Soffa Industries Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Kulicke & Soffa Industries'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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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 22.71 24.81 19.24 17.34 25.11

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 20.87 23.09 25.11 28.36 28.55

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials subindustry, Kulicke & Soffa Industries'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.

   

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls into.



Kulicke & Soffa Industries 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.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 975
DDA 20
Operating Margin % 16.78
SGA * 25% 33
Tax Rate % 44.89
Maintenance Capex 11
Cash and Cash Equivalents 690
Short-Term Debt 5
Long-Term Debt 35
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 62

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 = 16.78%

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 = $975 Mil, Average Operating Margin = 16.78%, Average Adjusted SGA = 33,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 975 * 16.78% +33 = $196.165785572 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 = 44.89%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $196.165785572 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 196.165785572 * ( 1 - 44.89% ) = $108.10402194195 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) = 20 * 0.5 * 44.89% = $4.3954614395 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 108.10402194195 + 4.3954614395 = $112.49948338145 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.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $11 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. Kulicke & Soffa Industries's current cash and cash equivalent = $690 Mil.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 35 + 5 = $39.62 Mil.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 62 Mil.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Mar22 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 112.49948338145 - 11)/ 9%+690-39.62 )/62
=28.55

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 28.546729199513-43.31 )/28.546729199513
= -51.72%

* 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.


Kulicke & Soffa Industries  (NAS:KLIC) 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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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Business Description

Kulicke & Soffa Industries logo
Industry
Technology » Semiconductors NAICS : 334413 SIC : 3674
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
23A Serangoon North Avenue 5, No 01-01, K and S Corporate Headquarters, Singapore, SGP, 554369
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc is a United States-based company that is principally engaged in designing, manufacturing, and selling capital equipment and expendable tools that are used for assembling semiconductor devices. The company operates through two core segments: Capital equipment, which produces and sells a series of ball bonders, wafer-level bonders, wedge bonders, APS which produces and offers various expendable tools designed for multiple semiconductor packaging applications. The Capital equipment segment contributes the majority of total revenue. The company generates the majority of its total revenue from the overseas market, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Executives
Wong Nelson Munpun officer: Senior Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Drake Stephen Ray officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chen Fusen Ernie director, officer: President and CEO 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Wong Lester A officer: Chief Financial Officer 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chong Chan Pin officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Soloveizik Zamir Shai officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5, #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Milzcik Gregory F director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Yeo Mui Sung director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Lim Chin Hu director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Kong Peter T M director KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC. 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FT. WASHINGTON PA 19034
Richardson David Jeffrey director LSI LOGIC CORP 1621 BARBER LANE MILPITAS CA 95035
Pierce Garrett E director 21839 ATLANTIC BLVD DULLES VA 20166
Bachman Brian R director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Sood Deepak officer: Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Hoang Hoang officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369

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