Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine ITAB Shop Concept AB (publ) (STO:ITAB B)?

ITAB Shop Concept AB (publ) (STO:ITAB B), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in Sweden, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the OM. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on ITAB Shop Concept’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for ITAB Shop Concept

What is ITAB Shop Concept worth?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock seems to be currently fairly priced. 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 ITAB Shop Concept’s ratio of 19.08x is trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 17.1x, which means if you buy ITAB Shop Concept today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe ITAB Shop Concept should be trading in this range, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because ITAB Shop Concept’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from ITAB Shop Concept?

OM:ITAB B Past and Future Earnings, August 5th 2019
OM:ITAB B Past and Future Earnings, August 5th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. 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. ITAB Shop Concept’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? ITAB B’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at ITAB B? 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 tabs on ITAB B, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for ITAB B, which means it’s worth further examining 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 ITAB Shop Concept. You can find everything you need to know about ITAB Shop Concept in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in ITAB Shop Concept, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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