At US$117, Is It Time To Put Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) On Your Watch List?

Let’s talk about the popular Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT). The company’s shares received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Fortinet’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Fortinet

Is Fortinet still cheap?

Good news, investors! Fortinet is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $174.92, but it is currently trading at US$117 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Fortinet’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from Fortinet?

NasdaqGS:FTNT Past and Future Earnings, January 14th 2020
NasdaqGS:FTNT Past and Future Earnings, January 14th 2020

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 8.1% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Fortinet, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since FTNT is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on FTNT for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy FTNT. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Fortinet. You can find everything you need to know about Fortinet in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Fortinet, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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