# KLA Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)

## 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)

KLA Corp., dividends per share (DPS) forecast

US\$

Year Value DPSt or Terminal value (TVt) Calculation Present value at 17.46%
0 DPS01 5.65
1 DPS1 8.54 = 5.65 × (1 + 51.12%) 7.27
2 DPS2 12.16 = 8.54 × (1 + 42.47%) 8.82
3 DPS3 16.28 = 12.16 × (1 + 33.83%) 10.05
4 DPS4 20.38 = 16.28 × (1 + 25.18%) 10.71
5 DPS5 23.75 = 20.38 × (1 + 16.54%) 10.62
5 Terminal value (TV5) 2,999.14 = 23.75 × (1 + 16.54%) ÷ (17.46%16.54%) 1,341.24
Intrinsic value of KLA Corp. common stock (per share) \$1,388.70
Current share price \$713.46

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2024-06-30).

1 DPS0 = Sum of the last year dividends per share of KLA Corp. 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 4.00% Expected rate of return on market portfolio2 E(RM) 13.84% Systematic risk of KLA Corp. common stock βKLAC 1.37 Required rate of return on KLA Corp. common stock3 rKLAC 17.46%

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 rKLAC = RF + βKLAC [E(RM) – RF]
= 4.00% + 1.37 [13.84%4.00%]
= 17.46%

### Dividend Growth Rate (g)

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

KLA Corp., PRAT model

Average Jun 30, 2024 Jun 30, 2023 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2019
Selected Financial Data (US\$ in thousands)
Cash dividends and dividend equivalents declared 772,689 733,547 639,391 561,376 523,396 470,009
Net income attributable to KLA 2,761,896 3,387,277 3,321,807 2,078,292 1,216,785 1,175,617
Revenues 9,812,247 10,496,056 9,211,883 6,918,734 5,806,424 4,568,904
Total assets 15,433,566 14,072,357 12,597,088 10,271,124 9,279,960 9,008,516
Total KLA stockholders’ equity 3,368,328 2,919,753 1,401,351 3,377,554 2,665,424 2,659,108
Financial Ratios
Retention rate1 0.72 0.78 0.81 0.73 0.57 0.60
Profit margin2 28.15% 32.27% 36.06% 30.04% 20.96% 25.73%
Asset turnover3 0.64 0.75 0.73 0.67 0.63 0.51
Financial leverage4 4.58 4.82 8.99 3.04 3.48 3.39
Averages
Retention rate 0.70
Profit margin 28.87%
Asset turnover 0.65
Financial leverage 3.86

Dividend growth rate (g)5 51.12%

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2024-06-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2023-06-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-06-30).

2024 Calculations

1 Retention rate = (Net income attributable to KLA – Cash dividends and dividend equivalents declared) ÷ Net income attributable to KLA
= (2,761,896772,689) ÷ 2,761,896
= 0.72

2 Profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to KLA ÷ Revenues
= 100 × 2,761,896 ÷ 9,812,247
= 28.15%

3 Asset turnover = Revenues ÷ Total assets
= 9,812,247 ÷ 15,433,566
= 0.64

4 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total KLA stockholders’ equity
= 15,433,566 ÷ 3,368,328
= 4.58

5 g = Retention rate × Profit margin × Asset turnover × Financial leverage
= 0.70 × 28.87% × 0.65 × 3.86
= 51.12%

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

g = 100 × (P0 × rD0) ÷ (P0 + D0)
= 100 × (\$713.46 × 17.46%\$5.65) ÷ (\$713.46 + \$5.65)
= 16.54%

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

#### Dividend growth rate (g) forecast

KLA Corp., H-model

Year Value gt
1 g1 51.12%
2 g2 42.47%
3 g3 33.83%
4 g4 25.18%
5 and thereafter g5 16.54%

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)
= 51.12% + (16.54%51.12%) × (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 42.47%

g3 = g1 + (g5g1) × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 51.12% + (16.54%51.12%) × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 33.83%

g4 = g1 + (g5g1) × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 51.12% + (16.54%51.12%) × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= 25.18%