Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc (NASDAQ:HCCI)?

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc (NASDAQ:HCCI), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. With many analysts covering the 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 Heritage-Crystal Clean’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Heritage-Crystal Clean still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Heritage-Crystal Clean seems to be fairly priced at around 14% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Heritage-Crystal Clean today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $34.10, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Heritage-Crystal Clean’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will Heritage-Crystal Clean generate?

NasdaqGS:HCCI Past and Future Earnings, January 23rd 2020
NasdaqGS:HCCI Past and Future Earnings, January 23rd 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. With profit expected to more than double in the upcoming, the future appears to be extremely bright for Heritage-Crystal Clean. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

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

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