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Sage Group (The) PLC Stock Report

  • ID: 1219696
  • May 2015
  • 3 pages
  • Morningstar
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Morningstar Stock Analyst Reports

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We rate stocks 1 through 5 stars, with 5 the best and 1 the worst. Our star rating is based on our analyst's estimate of how much a company's business is worth per share. Our analysts arrive at this "fair value estimate" by forecasting how much excess cash--or "free cash flow"--the firm will generate in the future, and then adjusting the total for timing and risk. Cash generated next year is worth more than cash generated several years down the road, and cash from a stable and consistently profitable business is worth more than cash from a cyclical or unsteady business.

Stocks trading at meaningful discounts to our fair value estimates will receive high star ratings. For high-quality businesses, we require a smaller discount than for mediocre ones, for a simple reason: We have more confidence in our cash-flow forecasts for strong companies, and thus in our value estimates. If a stock's market price READ MORE >

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Economic Moat Rating
Discounted Cash Flow
Discount Rate
Fair Value
Margin of Safety
Consider Buying/Selling
Stewardship Grades

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