EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) closed yesterday at $57.75, which left some investors asking whether the high earnings potential can still be justified at this price. Let’s look into this by assessing ENS’s expected growth over the next few years.
Exciting times ahead?
EnerSys’s growth potential is very attractive. The consensus forecast from 3 analysts is extremely bullish with earnings per share estimated to surge from current levels of $3.836 to $6.761 over the next three years. On average, this leads to a growth rate of 21% each year, which indicates an exceedlingly positive future in the near term.
Is ENS’s share price justified by its earnings growth?
EnerSys is trading at quite low price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 15.05x. This tells us the stock is undervalued relative to the current US market average of 17.31x , and undervalued based on its latest annual earnings update compared to the Electrical average of 15.06x .
We already know that ENS appears to be undervalued based on its PE ratio, compared to the industry average. However, to properly examine the value of a high-growth stock such as EnerSys, we must reflect its earnings growth into the valuation. I find that the PEG ratio is simple yet effective for this exercise. A PE ratio of 15.05x and expected year-on-year earnings growth of 21% give EnerSys a very low PEG ratio of 0.73x. So, when we include the growth factor in our analysis, EnerSys appears relatively cheap , based on the fundamentals.
What this means for you:
ENS’s current undervaluation could signal a potential buying opportunity to increase your exposure to the stock, or it you’re a potential investor, now may be the right time to buy. However, basing your investment decision off one metric alone is certainly not sufficient. There are many things I have not taken into account in this article and the PEG ratio is very one-dimensional. If you have not done so already, I urge you to complete your research by taking a look at the following:
- Financial Health: Are ENS’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
- Past Track Record: Has ENS been consistently performing well irrespective of the ups and downs in the market? Go into more detail in the past performance analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of ENS’s historicals for more clarity.
- Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.
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