#### How to estimate intrinsic value

In this educational video Roger shares the steps for estimating intrinsic value using the formula from his book Value.able. Back in February 2011 when he applied the formula to Woolworths Roger arrived at an intrinsic value of $23.36. Today, he share with you the steps to update the estimated intrinsic value of Woolworths keeping in mind the biggest change over the last 10 years – a significant decline in interest rates.

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*The Montgomery Funds own shares in Woolworths. This article was prepared 30 April with the information we have today, and our view may change. It does not constitute formal advice or professional investment advice. If you wish to trade Woolworths **you should seek financial advice.*

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Roger Montgomery is the Founder and Chairman of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger has over three decades of experience in funds management and related activities, including equities analysis, equity and derivatives strategy, trading and stockbroking.
Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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Husain

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Hi Roger,

Could you please send me the updated tables, Tables 11.1 and 11.2?

I read your book a few years ago and it was truly Valuable!

Thank you,

Husain

Roger Montgomery

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Will do Husain

Max

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Hi,

Could I please be sent an updated version of tables 11.1 and 11.2?

Thanks,

Max.

Max Weston

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Hi,

Could I please be sent an updated version of tables 11.1 and 11.2?

Thanks,

Max.

Roger Montgomery

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Hi Max, these have just been emailed to you. Thanks.

Tom

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Hi Roger,

Really enjoyed the book and have been back to it many times. Would really appreciate getting an updated set of tables sent to my email if that were at all possible?

Are you able to publish the formulae behind table 11.2 please?

Thanks

Tom

Guest Author

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Hi Tom, I believe Sandra has been in touch to send the tables.

Andy

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Hi Roger,

Just finished reading your book that I borrowed from a friend.

Would it be possible to please provide a copy of the updated tables?

Regards,

Andy

Roger Montgomery

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Yes ANdy, we will email those out to you immediately.

Manda

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Hi Roger, could you share the latest multiplier tables with me? The ones I currently refer to are in the 2nd edition of your book.

Roger Montgomery

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Sure, will be emailed to you today.

david klumpp

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Thank you Roger, just got around to this video update on calculating IV and found it very informative: Thus would appreciate the latest Tables (11.1 &2) sent to my email.

Regards David

david klumpp

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sorry, ignore that: I see you attached these to the email I got recently. Regards

David

Matthew

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Hi Roger. Thank you for your book, this was completely new insight for me. May I have the latest multiplier tables please. Ps. I have just run MFG through the formula, it looks attractive right now. Wondering if I have got that right. Thank you.

Kat W

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Hi Roger, I am a newbie in share investing. I have just finished reading your book and have learnt heaps. Thank you. Could you please also kindly send the updated Table 11.1 and 11.2 to me? Much appreciated.

Roger Montgomery

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Sure, subscribe to the website so we have your contact details and we can send the tables to you.

luke

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Hi Roger, – would you be able to forward the updated tables when possible?

Thanks in advance,

LS

Roger Montgomery

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Sandra has them on their way to you.

Matthew Roskvist

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Hi Roger,

A bit late to the party here as I have only just finished reading (and thoroughly enjoying) your book and are looking to apply the knowledge on top of my existing investment tools.

Noting you have sent them to other users would it be possible to also get a copy of the updated the Income and Growth Multiplier tables?

Thanks,

Matt

Roger Montgomery

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Hey Matthew, yep we can do that for you.

MITCH

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Hi Roger,

I really enjoyed your book.

Can I please have a copy of the income and growth multiplier tables?

Thanks

Shaun L

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Hi Roger, sorry I stumbled into this artcle much later than the rest, but I was hoping if you would mind sending me the updated equity multiplier tables for lower rates of return?

I have the second edition of Valueable and the tables on page 183-184 have much higher rates than today.

Thanks Roger.

Roger Montgomery

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Hi Shaun, they were sent to you already – search your emails: Subject: Value.Able: How to estimate intrinsic value sent to you: May 19, 2021 11:19 AM

Ben

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Hi Roger,

I purchased your book in 2010, and used it for quite a while to discover some good valued shares.

I have only just started looking into investing recently after a long break and have discovered that the figures in the tables 11.1 and 11.2 don’t quite cover the ranges seen today.

Are you able to please send me the updated tables?

Thanks,

Ben

Roger Montgomery

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Hi Ben, they were sent to you: May 19, 2021 11:20 AM, the subject line is: Value.Able: How to estimate intrinsic value

Ben

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Hi Roger,

Thanks for responding.

I just checked the email again and they aren’t there.

Are you able to resend please?

Thanks,

Ben

Roger Montgomery

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Sent again, thanks Ben

James_Miotto

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Hi Roger

I purchased the first edition a while back.

Are you able to email me the updated tables please. thanks in advance.

Roger Montgomery

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Yes, look out for an email later today

Wayne Terry

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Fantastic!

I applied 10% in April 2020 as I wanted to be sure I was providing a big enough buffer. Found a few gems.

However, I too have an old version of the book so if you don’t mind sending the updated tables to me, that’d be great. I do have the process in an XL sheet but I can’t recall if I extended the formula for the multipliers out, so having these would be helpful.

Thanks.

Chris Lawson

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Hello Roger, I attended your Active Investing courses at the Sydney Stock Exchange in 2002 and purchased 1st & 2nd editions of Valuable and still actively investing. Please send me the updated tables mentioned in the video.

Roger Montgomery

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Hi Chris, please check your emails on 19 May, we sent the tables to you already, thanks

Richard Sulway

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Cant find the links for those tables, can the be emailed to me please.

Roger Montgomery

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Was definitely emailed to you Richard on 19 May, check for the subject line: Value.Able: How to estimate intrinsic value

Sergey Golovin

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Hi Roger,

Thank you for the video.

And thank you for the book that I purchased earlier.

Could I have updated tables as well, please?

Also, Skaffold was excellent software.

Sad to see it is no longer working.

Hope one day you can resurrect it.

Not sure how you could do it, but hope it will be available for use.

I miss that Skaffold, it was truly great software.

Regards

Roger Montgomery

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Thanks Sergey. Who knows.

ken fraser

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Oh Roger I just noticed that I can copy the tables from the bottom of your post so I should be ok for the copies. Thanks again, Ken.

ken fraser

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Hey Roger I also bought the first edition hardback copy of Value-able plus a couple of the second edition for friends. Could I have the new Tables 11.1 and 11.2 sent to me too please? Thanks a lot, Ken.

Roger Montgomery

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They have been sent via email Ken, please see if you have the email.

val

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Hi Roger

I use a spreadsheet formulae which computes all your variables without using your book tables to formulate your intrinsic value of a company. Please ignore my previous email as it is redundant .

I was using 7.5% return with a margin of safety of 10% ..I got some real ripper stocks …Love the book , read it on a flight to the Gold Coast 10 years ago.Thanks again

Luke Fennell

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At 4:16 in the video the data is from 2010? 2021 I think…. Also would love a copy of the updated tables 11.1 and 11.2 Cheers – Luke.

wayne rogers

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Hi Roger,

My book is first addition also, any chance of receiving updated tables 11.1 and 11.2.

Much appreciated

Wayne

Roger Montgomery

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Yes, we are working on send to all holders of the book, look out for that very soon.

Kerrod Thomas

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Hi Roger, this is a great video and an excellent reminder as the the quality and strength of intrinsic value. At the risk of repeating the comments from others above, I also have the 2nd edition of Value.able and I’d appreciate it if you could send to me the updated tables with the lower multipliers.

Kind regards – Kerrod.

Roger Montgomery

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Yes, we are working on send to all holders of the book, look out for that very soon.

Mark

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Hi Roger

I also have the second edition of Value.able with rates of return above 8%.

Could you please send me the tables with the lower rates of return shown in your video.

Thanks

Roger Montgomery

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Yes, we are working on send to all holders of the book, look out for that very soon.

scott

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Hi Roger. I was also hoping to grab a copy of your updated tables of the required rates of return. I have both editions of your book, am an investor in the Montgomery Fund and now have a son who is eager to learn more about investing. Keep up the great work. Thanks.

Roger Montgomery

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Yes, we are working on an email send to all holders of the book, look out for that very soon.

Paul Broadbent

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Hi Roger

I noticed in your educational video on calculating the intrinsic value that Step A – Income Multiplier and Step B – Growth Multiplier or in the Valueable Book (Tables 11.1 and 11.2) that the required return were showing columns for 5% and 4% however when I look in the book they only go down to 8%. I’ve had the book for many years now and use it for calculating intrinsic value. Is there a way to get a hold of the tables you mentioned in the video for 5% and 4% or do I need to buy an updated book?

Kind Regards

Paul

Roger Montgomery

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I have sent them to you Paul.

Ricky Leong

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I own a copy of value.able 2nd edition.

How can I get updated versions of Tables 11.1 and 11.2 (Multiplier selections)?

This edition has a minimum after tax return of 8% which is very high in the current interest rate environment.

Roger Montgomery

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Sent Ricky

Tom R

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Roger,

For determining the required return, I use a method I think you may have mentioned in the past. I use the “risk free” rate (defined as the 10 year government bond yield, currently 1.73%) + the equity risk premium (defined as the difference between the long bond yield and the equity market total return, which is about 5% over the long term). So I am currently using 7% in my intrinsic valuation calculation.

COVID has meant that some companies have had their earnings reduced and others have had their earnings pulled forward (eg. retailers), so the difficulty for me at the moment in calculating the intrinsic value is forecasting the future ROE of many companies.

Roger Montgomery

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Hey Tom, RBA put together an interesting paper on long term ERPs and found over 100 years about 4% was the right number. https://www.rba.gov.au/publications/bulletin/2019/jun/the-australian-equity-market-over-the-past-century.html

Kenneth Beer

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Tom and Roger,

I think the risk free rate should be the maximum term 30 year Australian bond yield which is currently 2.60%. The rate of return expected by an investor using this risk free rate (2.60%) plus the RBA 100 year equity risk premium (about 4%) is 6.60%.

I have been using:

https://www.canstar.com.au/investor-hub/australian-share-performance-30-years/#https://www.canstar.com.au/investor-hub/australian-share-performance-30-years/

for the ASX equity market return (8.9%) less the risk free rate (2.60%) to calculate the equity risk premium of 6.30%.

Ken Bell

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I purchased the first edition of Value able many years ago when interest rates were higher. In that edition Tables 11.1 and 11.2 only have required rates of return as low as 8%. Do you now have tables with lower rates of return as in your video and if so can I please obtain a copy.

Thank you

Roger Montgomery

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Now sent Ken