If you’re interested in Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Limited (NSE:SADBHIN), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. Modern finance theory considers volatility to be a measure of risk, and there are two main types of price volatility. The first type is company specific volatility. Investors use diversification across uncorrelated stocks to reduce this kind of price volatility across the portfolio. The second sort is caused by the natural volatility of markets, overall. For example, certain macroeconomic events will impact (virtually) all stocks on the market.
Some stocks see their prices move in concert with the market. Others tend towards stronger, gentler or unrelated price movements. Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). However, Warren Buffett said ‘volatility is far from synonymous with risk’ in his 2014 letter to investors. So, while useful, beta is not the only metric to consider. To use beta as an investor, you must first understand that the overall market has a beta of one. A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market. In comparison a stock with a beta of over one tends to be move in a similar direction to the market in the long term, but with greater changes in price.
What does SADBHIN’s beta value mean to investors?
Given that it has a beta of 0.86, we can surmise that the Sadbhav Infrastructure Project share price has not been strongly impacted by broader market volatility (over the last 5 years). This suggests that including it in your portfolio will reduce volatility arising from broader market movements, assuming your portfolio’s weighted average beta is higher than 0.86. Beta is worth considering, but it’s also important to consider whether Sadbhav Infrastructure Project is growing earnings and revenue. You can take a look for yourself, below.
Does SADBHIN’s size influence the expected beta?
Sadbhav Infrastructure Project is a rather small company. It has a market capitalisation of ₹15b, which means it is probably under the radar of most investors. Very small companies often have a low beta value because their share prices are not well correlated with market volatility. This could be because the price is reacting to company specific events. Alternatively, the shares may not be actively traded.
What this means for you:
The Sadbhav Infrastructure Project doesn’t usually show much sensitivity to the broader market. This could be for a variety of reasons. Typically, smaller companies have a low beta if their share price tends to move a lot due to company specific developments. Alternatively, an strong dividend payer might move less than the market because investors are valuing it for its income stream. This article aims to educate investors about beta values, but it’s well worth looking at important company-specific fundamentals such as Sadbhav Infrastructure Project’s financial health and performance track record. I highly recommend you dive deeper by considering the following:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SADBHIN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SADBHIN’s outlook.
- Past Track Record: Has SADBHIN 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 SADBHIN’s historicals for more clarity.
- Other Interesting Stocks: It’s worth checking to see how SADBHIN measures up against other companies on valuation. You could start with this free list of prospective options.
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