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How to estimate intrinsic value


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.


Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

This post was contributed by a representative of Montgomery Investment Management Pty Limited (AFSL No. 354564). The principal purpose of this post is to provide factual information and not provide financial product advice. Additionally, the information provided is not intended to provide any recommendation or opinion about any financial product. Any commentary and statements of opinion however may contain general advice only that is prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial circumstances or needs. Because of this, before acting on any of the information provided, you should always consider its appropriateness in light of your personal objectives, financial circumstances and needs and should consider seeking independent advice from a financial advisor if necessary before making any decisions. This post specifically excludes personal advice.

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  1. Luke Fennell

    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.

  2. wayne rogers

    Hi Roger,

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

    Much appreciated


  3. Kerrod Thomas

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Paul Broadbent

    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


  7. Ricky Leong

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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