Is It Time To Consider Buying National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE)?

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE), which is in the specialty retail business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on National Vision Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for National Vision Holdings

What’s the opportunity in National Vision Holdings?

The stock is currently trading at US$32.21 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 31% compared to my intrinsic value of $24.60. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Given that National Vision Holdings’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.

What kind of growth will National Vision Holdings generate?

NasdaqGS:EYE Past and Future Earnings, December 31st 2019
NasdaqGS:EYE Past and Future Earnings, December 31st 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. National Vision Holdings’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? EYE’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe EYE should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on EYE for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for EYE, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 National Vision Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about National Vision Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in National Vision Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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