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Liberty Latin America Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $-29.02 (As of Sep21)
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As of Sep21, Liberty Latin America's earnings power value is $-29.02. *

* 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.


Liberty Latin America Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liberty Latin America'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.

Liberty Latin America Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - -59.12 -55.04 -48.56

Liberty Latin America Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 -51.66 -48.56 -44.03 -48.54 -29.02

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Liberty Latin America'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.

   

Liberty Latin America Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Liberty Latin America's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

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



Liberty Latin America 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.

Liberty Latin America's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 3,874
DDA 874
Operating Margin % 14.87
SGA * 25% 215
Tax Rate % 77.38
Maintenance Capex 578
Cash and Cash Equivalents 917
Short-Term Debt 155
Long-Term Debt 7,443
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 253

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 = 14.87%

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 = $ Mil, Average Operating Margin = 14.87%, Average Adjusted SGA = 215,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 3,874 * 14.87% +215 = $791.0761441 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 = 77.38%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $791.0761441 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 791.0761441 * ( 1 - 77.38% ) = $178.90582536894 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) = 874 * 0.5 * 77.38% = $338.22443415 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 178.90582536894 + 338.22443415 = $517.13025951894 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.
Liberty Latin America's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $578 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. Liberty Latin America's current cash and cash equivalent = $917 Mil.
Liberty Latin America's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 7,443 + 155 = $7597.6 Mil.
Liberty Latin America's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 253 Mil.

Liberty Latin America's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Sep21 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 517.13025951894 - 578)/ 9%+917-7597.6 )/253
=-29.02

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( -29.023435815328-10.35 )/-29.023435815328
= 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.


Liberty Latin America  (NAS:LILA) 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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Liberty Latin America Business Description

Liberty Latin America logo
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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2 Church Street, Hamilton, BMU, HM 11
Liberty Latin America Ltd is a telecommunications company. It is a provider of video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services to residential and business customers. The company's reportable segments include C&W Caribbean and Networks, C&W Panama, VTR/Cableticaand Liberty Puerto Rico.
Executives
Zinterhofer Eric Louis director C/O SEARCHLIGHT CAPITAL PARTNERS GP, LP 745 FIFTH AVENUE, 27TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10151
Nair Balan director, officer: President and CEO 901 EXPLORER BOULEVARD HUNTSVILLE AL 35806
Sanchez Daniel E. director C/O DISCOVERY, INC. 8403 COLESVILLE ROAD SILVER SPRING MD 20910
Khemka Vivek officer: SVP, CT&PO C/O DISH NETWORK CORPORATION 9601 S MERIDIAN BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Fries Michael T director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Noyes Christopher J officer: SVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Malone John C 10 percent owner 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Gould Paul A director 711 FIFTH AVENUE 9TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Bracken Charles H R director C/O UPC SERVICES LTD 12 STANHOPE GATE LONDON ENGLAND X0 W1Y 5LB
Kenigsztein Betzalel officer: SVP, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Curtis Miranda director C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Winter John M officer: SVP, CLO AND SECRETARY 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Paddick Brendan J director 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
De Angoitia Alfonso director 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Zook Brian D officer: MD, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202

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