Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP)?

Let’s talk about the popular Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP). The company’s shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Credicorp’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Credicorp

What is Credicorp worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 1.1% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Credicorp today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $143.99, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What’s more, Credicorp’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.

What kind of growth will Credicorp generate?

NYSE:BAP Past and Future Earnings May 29th 2020
NYSE:BAP Past and Future Earnings May 29th 2020

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. Credicorp’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 33%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? BAP’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 the stock? 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 BAP, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, 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 Credicorp. You can find everything you need to know about Credicorp in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Credicorp, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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