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Stock market: Bear market is not over… – 09/08/2022 at 10:30

Eric Galligue

Deteriorating information considerably elevated the chance of a stagflation situation. It is now virtually sure that we’re in stability. What is the impression of this context of weak progress and the rebound in rising costs on the valuation of main indices?

We carried out an empirical valuation train on the S&P 500, Eurostoxx and CAC 40. To set up the theoretical worth of the indications, we made 3 assumptions:
 An estimate on rates of interest (US and €zone)
 Estimation of a PER in line with rate of interest (behavioral methodology)
 Estimate a normative revenue margin for figuring out EPS
The analysis of PER indicators utilized to an idealized BPA makes it potential to calculate

Estimate rates of interest

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a federal company hooked up to the American Parliament, whose mission is to conduct “neutral” research on points associated to the American federal price range. It often updates price range projections for the subsequent 30 years, together with 10-yr rate of interest projections that may be thought-about prudent.

Source: CBO

Source: CBO

We preserve the 4% price, CBO’s estimate for its projections for the subsequent thirty years; This price additionally matches the common of the final thirty years.

For France, we selected a price of two.7%, which corresponds to a protracted-time period common for the reason that introduction of the cashless € (early 1999)…

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

Estimate PER

There is a robust theoretical relationship between rates of interest and the extent of PER. Observations over the previous 20 years make it potential to determine empirical statistical relationships, which permit a PER to be outlined in line with rates of interest.

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

Thus, the formulation: “PER = 18.33 – 0.933 * Interest Rate” makes it potential to find out a PER of 14.6X for the S&P 500. This PER is at present about 2 factors decrease than the noticed PER of 16.7X …

Estimate revenue

To decide the EPS required to worth the CAC 40, we base the common web margin on the businesses that make up the S&P 500. Over the previous 20 years it has developed as follows:

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

Source: Factet and Valquant Expertise

The line that seems on the graph is the lengthy-time period development, decided by regressing the margins over time This permits us to higher visualize the regular enchancment within the web margins of American firms, which have doubled in 20 years. It additionally makes it potential to find out a typical margin, which is displayed in purple on the graph. It seems that within the US, the 2023 margin of firms anticipated by analysts (14.9%) is 1.4 factors increased than the perfect margin calculated from the lengthy-time period development (13.5%). EPS adjustment issue is 13.5/14.9, i.e. round 10%: We contemplate that the present EPS is 10% increased than its supreme degree. It is this normative degree that we use to determine the theoretical valuation of the S&P 500.

Final evaluation

Multiplying the PER related to rate of interest assumptions (4% within the US, 2.7% in France), by the usual EPS, determines the valuation of the inventory market index. We carried out these calculations on the S&P 500, Eurostox and CAC 40 indices.
The outcomes of this behavioral analysis of indicators seem within the following desk:

Source: Valquant

Source: Valquant

Thus it seems that even after worth correction, inventory market indices are overvalued by 5 to twenty%. More particularly, the valuation of CAC 40 is about 5700 factors, i.e. 8% decrease than the present worth. The bear market is not over.

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