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Moody's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)

: $247.44 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-18), Moody's's intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Earnings model is $247.44.

Note: Discounted Earnings model is only suitable for predictable companies (Business Predictability Rank higher than 1-Star). If the company's predictability rank is 1-Star or Not Rated, result may not be accurate due to the low predictability of business and the data will not be stored into our database.

Moody's's Predictability Rank is 3-Stars.

Margin of Safety (Earnings Based) using Discounted Earnings model for Moody's is -29.27%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Moody's's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) or its related term are showing as below:

MCO' s Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31   Med: 1.15   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.29

During the past 13 years, the highest Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Ratio of Moody's was 2.14. The lowest was 0.31. And the median was 1.15.

MCO's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked worse than
77.45% of 102 companies
in the Capital Markets industry
Industry Median: 0.68 vs MCO: 1.29

Moody's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Moody's's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) 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.

Moody's Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 78.32 134.79 182.16 271.20 347.10

Moody's Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) 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 290.27 291.84 347.10 282.18 247.44

Moody's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Calculation

This is the intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Earnings model with default parameters. The calculation method is the same as Discounted Cash Flow model except earnings are used in the calculation instead of free cash flow. This is the default method of calculation with GuruFocus DCF calculator.

Usually a two-stage model is used in calculating the intrinsic value with discounted cash flow model. The first stage is called growth stage; the second is called the terminal stage. In the growth stage the company grows at a faster rate. Because it cannot grow at that rate forever, a lower rate is used for the terminal stage.

GuruFocus DCF calculator is a two-stage model. The default values are defined as:

1. Discount Rate: d = 9%
A reasonable discount rate assumption should be at least the long term average return of the stock market, which can be estimated from risk free rate plus risk premium of stock market. We used the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk free rate and rounded up to the nearest integer, then added a risk premium of 6% to get the estimated discount rate. Some investors use their expected rate of return, which is also reasonable. A typical discount rate can be anywhere between 6% - 20%.

2. Growth Rate in the growth stage: g1 = 14.90%
Growth Rate in the growth stage = average earnings growth rate in the past 10 years. If it is higher than 20%, we use 20%. If it is less than 5%, we use 5% instead. => Average Earnings Growth Rate in the past 10 years was 14.90% which is less than 20% and higher than 5% => Growth Rate: 14.90%

3. Years of Growth Stage: y1 = 10

4. Terminal Growth Rate: g2 = 4%

5. Years of Terminal Growth: y2 = 10

6. EPS without NRI: eps without nri = $9.260.
GuruFocus DCF calculator is actually a Discounted Earnings calculator, the Earnings Per Share without NRI is used as the default. The reason we are doing this is we found that historically stock prices are more correlated with earnings than free cash flow.

All of the default settings can be changed and the results are calculated automatically.

Moody's's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) for today is calculated as:

Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)=Earnings per Share (Diluted)*{[(1+g1)/(1+d)+(1+g1)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10]
+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10*[(1+g2)/(1+d)+(1+g2)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g2)^10/(1+d)^10]}

set x = (1+g1)/(1+d) = (1+0.149)/(1+0.09) = 1.054128440367
and y = (1+g2)/(1+d) = (1+0.04)/(1+0.09) = 0.95412844036697

Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)=Earnings per Share (Diluted)*{[x+x^2+...+x^10]+x^10*[y+y^2+...+y^10]}
=Earnings per Share (Diluted)*[x*(1-x^10)/(1-x)+x^10*y*(1-y^10)/(1-y)]
=9.260*26.7213
=247.44

Margin of Safety % (DCF Earnings Based)=(Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)-Current Price)/Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)
=(247.44-319.86)/247.44
=-29.27 %

* 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.


Moody's  (NYSE:MCO) Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Explanation

Unlike valuation methods such as Net Current Asset Value, Tangible Book Value per Share, Graham Number, Median Ratio etc, discounted Cash Flow model evaluates the companies based on their future earnings power instead of their assets.


Be Aware

What you need to know about Discounted Earnings model:

1. The Discounted Earnings model evaluates a company based on its future earnings power
2. Growth is taken into account; therefore a faster growth company is worth more if everything else is the same.
3. Since we are projecting future growth, it is assumed that the company will grow at the same rate as it did during the past 10 years. Therefore this model works better for the companies that are relatively consistent performers.
4. The Discounted Earnings model works poorly for inconsistent performers like cyclicals.
5. Your expected return from the investment is a reasonable discount rate assumption.
6. A larger margin of safety should be required for companies with less predictable businesses.

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Moody's Business Description

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7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, USA, 10007
Moody's (along with S&P Ratings) is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody's ratings segment, known as Moody's Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm's revenue and profits. Moody's other segment is Moody's Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A's products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.
Executives
Serafin Zig director 333 WEST RIVER PARK DRIVE PROVO UT 84604
Howell Lloyd Jr director 8283 GREENSBORO DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22102
Tulenko Stephen T officer: President, Moody's Analytics 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
West Michael L officer: President, Moody's Investors 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Esperdy Therese director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Sullivan Caroline officer: SVP-Corporate Controller 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Kaye Mark officer: SVP & Chief Financial Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Hare Jeffrey R officer: Acting Principal Fin Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Hogan David A officer: Acting Principal Acctg Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Zalm Gerrit director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Forlenza Vincent A director C/O BECTON DICKERSON & CO 1 BECTON DR FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Hughes Melanie officer: SVP & Chief HR Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Crimmins Michael S officer: SVP-Corporate Controller 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Van Saun Bruce director CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 600 WASHINGTON BLVD STAMFORD CT 06901
Seidman Leslie director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007

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