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INTRINSIC VALUE: In theory, the company’s management should try to maximize intrinsic value, and the company’s stock price in the market – in the long run – should reflect this intrinsic value. (From Brigham and Daves’ text “Intermediate Financial Management” 11 th ed., page 236) 1
How should company management choose between making investments in capital projects, paying down debt, or distributing cash to shareholders via buybacks or dividends? The company’s options for how to use cash: 1)Invest in positive net present value (NPV) projects to grow future cash flows (FCFs). 2)Pay down the debt. 3)Repurchase common stock in the market or through a tender offer. 4)Pay cash dividends to shareholders. Finance textbook recommendations are typically: 2 Maximize the value of the firm #1: “Investment Decision”: Invest in Positive NPV Projects #2: “Financing Decision”: Choose Optimal Mix of Debt & Equity #3: “Dividend Decision”: After #1 and #2 decided, return remaining cash to shareholders
How should management choose between making investments in capital projects versus distributing cash to shareholders via buybacks or dividends? 3
4 How should management choose between making investments in capital projects versus distributing cash to shareholders via buybacks or dividends?
“ [Morgan Stanley lead auto analyst Adam Jonas wrote] ‘At its investor day, GM understandably focused its attention on reestablishing cultural and strategic momentum. They didn't warn, so we're doing it for them.’ … [Jonas] argues that this kind of thing consumes tons of money. What he calls, with typically artful language, a ‘crucial industrial metamorphosis’ is a process that will pit GM-the-carmaker against GM-the- company-with-shareholders. ‘What concerns us...is whether shorter-term constituents in the stock market will appreciate the need for GM to expend many billions of up-front capital to execute such important goals that may ostensibly compete for capital return from share buybacks and dividends,’ he writes.” Read more: 5 How should management choose between making investments in capital projects versus distributing cash to shareholders via buybacks or dividends?
Are Stock Repurchases (Buybacks) Good or Bad? We’ll talk about some of the pros and cons as we analyze the Wrigley case. For a more complete discussion, I encourage you to read the blog by Professor Aswath Damodaran of New York University at: 6
Leveraged recapitalization From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “In corporate finance, a leveraged recapitalization is a change of the capital structure of a company, a substitution of equity for debt —e.g. by issuing bonds to raise money, and using that money to buy the company's stock or to pay dividends. Such a maneuver is called a leveraged buyout when initiated by an outside party, or A leveraged recapitalization when initiated by the company itself for internal reasons. These types of recapitalization can be minor adjustments to the capital structure of the company, or can be large changes involving a change in the power structure as well.” Often when we think about companies who buy back shares or pay dividends, we think in terms of companies who are flush with cash and trying to decide what to do with it. Another option – BORROW money to buy back stock and/or pay dividends! 7
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the ratings for KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor) to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'. The action follows the company's announcement that it will issue $3.25 billion of incremental debt in connection with a leveraged recapitalization transaction (the transaction). The Rating Outlook is Stable. The rating actions affect approximately $4 billion of total debt, pro forma for the completion of the transaction. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. The rating actions reflect KLA-Tencor's weakened credit protection measures, pro forma for the transaction. Fitch estimates total leverage (total debt to operating EBITDA) will increase to approximately 4x for the latest 12 months (LTM) ended Sept. 30, 2014, pro forma for the transaction, versus 1x prior to the transaction. Fitch believes the higher leverage weakly positions KLA-Tencor's credit profile within the 'BBB-' rating. However, Fitch anticipates increased complexity for semiconductor makers will drive solid operating performance over the intermediate term and result in total leverage below 3x in fiscal KLA-Tencor plans to issue $3.25 billion of incremental debt, consisting of senior unsecured notes and a pre-payable term loan facility. The company will use net proceeds, along with cash on hand, to fund a $2.75 billion special dividend payable by the end of calendar 2014 and $250 million of incremental share repurchases within 12 to 18 months. Fitch Downgrades KLA-Tencor to 'BBB-' on Leveraged Recapitalization; Outlook Stable Published: Oct 24, :56 a.m. ET Another consideration for company management when considering a leveraged recapitalization so it can distribute cash to shareholders via buybacks and dividends: 8
Our roadmap for the Wrigley case 9 We’ll build an Excel model to let us analyze whether Wrigley should do a leveraged recapitalization (“recap”). Specifically, should Wrigley borrow cash using long-term debt (e.g., issue bonds) and use the cash to either buy back shares of stock or pay dividends? The case focuses on a $3 billion recap. That will be our base case. Then we’ll look at other recap sizes (e.g., $2 billion and $4 billion). We’ll need our model to generate the following items so we can consider them in our analysis: 1) Book value of equity before recap and for the various recap cases 2) Market value of equity before recap and for the various recap cases 3) Key financial ratios that will probably affect Wrigley’s debt rating and costs of borrowing 4) Expected impact on EBIT and earnings per share for the various recap cases When we’ve built the model, we’ll use it to: Consider qualitative factors that need to be considered Draw our conclusions and make our recommendation to Wrigley’s management Discuss what Dobrynin’s firm would do to make money (Apple and Icahn analogy). Discuss what Wrigley did over the following years.
QUESTION: How does the recap impact the firm’s intrinsic value? We’ll use the recap “shortcut” (next slide). 10
The recap “shortcut” 11 Key assumptions: 1)Wrigley will borrow the money “into perpetuity” (forever) and pay interest each year but not pay down principal. For example, if it issues 30-year bonds today, it will borrow the same amount in 30-years to pay back the principal. Repeat every 30 years. 2)Wrigley will use all the money it borrows today to buy back shares or issue a “special” dividend. 3)Immediately upon the announcement of the recap, the stock’s price will reflect the recap value. 4)The value of the recap is the present value (PV) of the “debt tax shield” (text: page 620). What’s the present value of a perpetuity that makes one payment each year? Present value (PV) of a perpetuity = annual payment / required annual rate of return Wrigley’s annual tax savings = [(interest rate per year)(Debt principal)]x(tax rate). (i.e., an “annual payment”) Wrigley’s PV of its tax savings (“debt tax shield”) = [(interest rate per year)(Debt principal)]x(tax rate) interest rate per year For example: if Wrigley borrows $3 billion at 13% interest per year and has a 40% tax rate, the PV of its tax savings (“debt tax shield”) = (.13)($3 billion)(.40)/(.13) = $1.2 billion. [IN THEORY, INTEREST RATE DOESN’T MATTER AND THE PV IS ADDED TO WRIGLEY’S INTRINSIC VALUE IMMEDIATELY UPON ANNOUNCEMENT.]
There are some additional considerations we’ll have to consider 12 Post-recapitalization equity market value = Current “pre-recap” equity market value + PV of the debt tax shield + PV of distress-related costs (i.e., bankruptcy risks) + signaling effects, incentive effects, & clientele effects From the last slide
But there are some additional considerations we’ll have to consider 13 Post-recapitalization equity market value = Current “pre-recap” equity market value + PV of the debt tax shield + PV of distress-related costs (i.e., bankruptcy risks) + signaling effects, incentive effects, & clientele effects Let’s start building our Excel model to analyze these. Then we’ll come back to these and also discuss the expected impact to WACC.
Market Value of Equity From INVESTOPEDIA DEFINITION of 'Market Value Of Equity' The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market value of equity is calculated by multiplying the company's current stock price by its number of outstanding shares. A company's market value of equity is therefore always changing as these two input variables change. A company's market value of equity differs from its book value of equity because the former does not take into account the company's growth potential. INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Market Value Of Equity' Market value of equity is basically a synonym for market capitalization. It is used to measure a company's size and helps investors to diversity their investments across companies of different sizes and different levels of risk. Let’s build our model. Please click on: Book value versus market value template.xlsxBook value versus market value template.xlsx Our Excel model starting point: How do we reconcile a company’s balance sheets (book value) with its market value? 14