Is DNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:DNBF) Potentially Undervalued?

DNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:DNBF), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQCM. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on DNB Financial’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is DNB Financial still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that DNB Financial’s ratio of 17.07x is trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 12.81x, which means if you buy DNB Financial today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe DNB Financial should be trading in this range, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Furthermore, DNB Financial’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This may mean it is less likely for the stock to fall lower from natural market volatility, which suggests less opportunities to buy moving forward.

Can we expect growth from DNB Financial?

NasdaqCM:DNBF Past and Future Earnings, May 20th 2019
NasdaqCM:DNBF Past and Future Earnings, May 20th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. DNB Financial’s earnings growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming year, indicating a solid future ahead. This should lead to robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? DNBF’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at DNBF? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on DNBF, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for DNBF, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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

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