# Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

## Dividend Discount Model (DDM)

In discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation techniques the value of the stock is estimated based upon present value of some measure of cash flow. Dividends are the cleanest and most straightforward measure of cash flow because these are clearly cash flows that go directly to the investor.

### Intrinsic Stock Value (Valuation Summary)

Applied Materials Inc., dividends per share (DPS) forecast

US\$

Year Value DPSt or Terminal value (TVt) Calculation Present value at 18.86%
0 DPS01 1.16
1 DPS1 1.57 = 1.16 × (1 + 35.06%) 1.32
2 DPS2 2.05 = 1.57 × (1 + 30.86%) 1.45
3 DPS3 2.60 = 2.05 × (1 + 26.66%) 1.55
4 DPS4 3.18 = 2.60 × (1 + 22.46%) 1.59
5 DPS5 3.76 = 3.18 × (1 + 18.26%) 1.59
5 Terminal value (TV5) 745.60 = 3.76 × (1 + 18.26%) ÷ (18.86%18.26%) 314.35
Intrinsic value of Applied Materials Inc. common stock (per share) \$321.84
Current share price \$229.97

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2023-10-29).

1 DPS0 = Sum of the last year dividends per share of Applied Materials Inc. common stock. See details »

Disclaimer!
Valuation is based on standard assumptions. There may exist specific factors relevant to stock value and omitted here. In such a case, the real stock value may differ significantly form the estimated. If you want to use the estimated intrinsic stock value in investment decision making process, do so at your own risk.

### Required Rate of Return (r)

 Assumptions Rate of return on LT Treasury Composite1 RF 4.59% Expected rate of return on market portfolio2 E(RM) 13.81% Systematic risk of Applied Materials Inc. common stock βAMAT 1.55 Required rate of return on Applied Materials Inc. common stock3 rAMAT 18.86%

1 Unweighted average of bid yields on all outstanding fixed-coupon U.S. Treasury bonds neither due or callable in less than 10 years (risk-free rate of return proxy).

3 rAMAT = RF + βAMAT [E(RM) – RF]
= 4.59% + 1.55 [13.81%4.59%]
= 18.86%

### Dividend Growth Rate (g)

#### Dividend growth rate (g) implied by PRAT model

Applied Materials Inc., PRAT model

Average Oct 29, 2023 Oct 30, 2022 Oct 31, 2021 Oct 25, 2020 Oct 27, 2019 Oct 28, 2018
Selected Financial Data (US\$ in millions)
Dividends declared 1,022 879 851 796 770 694
Net income 6,856 6,525 5,888 3,619 2,706 3,313
Net sales 26,517 25,785 23,063 17,202 14,608 17,253
Total assets 30,729 26,726 25,825 22,353 19,024 17,773
Stockholders’ equity 16,349 12,194 12,247 10,578 8,214 6,839
Financial Ratios
Retention rate1 0.85 0.87 0.86 0.78 0.72 0.79
Profit margin2 25.86% 25.31% 25.53% 21.04% 18.52% 19.20%
Asset turnover3 0.86 0.96 0.89 0.77 0.77 0.97
Financial leverage4 1.88 2.19 2.11 2.11 2.32 2.60
Averages
Retention rate 0.81
Profit margin 22.58%
Asset turnover 0.87
Financial leverage 2.20

Dividend growth rate (g)5 35.06%

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2023-10-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2022-10-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-10-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-10-25), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-10-27), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-10-28).

2023 Calculations

1 Retention rate = (Net income – Dividends declared) ÷ Net income
= (6,8561,022) ÷ 6,856
= 0.85

2 Profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 6,856 ÷ 26,517
= 25.86%

3 Asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= 26,517 ÷ 30,729
= 0.86

4 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 30,729 ÷ 16,349
= 1.88

5 g = Retention rate × Profit margin × Asset turnover × Financial leverage
= 0.81 × 22.58% × 0.87 × 2.20
= 35.06%

#### Dividend growth rate (g) implied by Gordon growth model

g = 100 × (P0 × rD0) ÷ (P0 + D0)
= 100 × (\$229.97 × 18.86%\$1.16) ÷ (\$229.97 + \$1.16)
= 18.26%

where:
P0 = current price of share of Applied Materials Inc. common stock
D0 = the last year dividends per share of Applied Materials Inc. common stock
r = required rate of return on Applied Materials Inc. common stock

#### Dividend growth rate (g) forecast

Applied Materials Inc., H-model

Year Value gt
1 g1 35.06%
2 g2 30.86%
3 g3 26.66%
4 g4 22.46%
5 and thereafter g5 18.26%

where:
g1 is implied by PRAT model
g5 is implied by Gordon growth model
g2, g3 and g4 are calculated using linear interpoltion between g1 and g5

Calculations

g2 = g1 + (g5g1) × (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 35.06% + (18.26%35.06%) × (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 30.86%

g3 = g1 + (g5g1) × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 35.06% + (18.26%35.06%) × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 26.66%

g4 = g1 + (g5g1) × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 35.06% + (18.26%35.06%) × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 22.46%