Palo Alto Networks provides enterprise security platform to enterprises, service providers, and government entities worldwide. Its platform includes Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network-based cyber threats, and Threat Intelligence Cloud that offers central intelligence capabilities, as well as automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber attacks. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
PANW Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
DCF Fair Value Target:
We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Palo Alto Networks Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Palo Alto Networks Inc ranked in the 49th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 12.67%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Palo Alto Networks Inc, consider:
Palo Alto Networks Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than just 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
Palo Alto Networks Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -1.61. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 18.36% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 10. This value is greater than 82.16% stocks in the Technology sector that generate free cash flow.
Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash Flow
Return Relative to Current Share Price
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