Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK), which is in the building business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over the last few months, increasing to $49.19 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $38.8. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Patrick Industries’s current trading price of $38.8 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Patrick Industries’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is Patrick Industries still cheap?
Good news, investors! Patrick Industries is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $77.08, but it is currently trading at US$38.80 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Patrick Industries’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 Patrick Industries?
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. Though in the case of Patrick Industries, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 4.1%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for Patrick Industries, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since PATK 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 capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on PATK 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 PATK. 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 investment decision.
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