Is Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) Potentially Undervalued?

Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL), 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. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Stericycle’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Stericycle

Is Stericycle still cheap?

Good news, investors! Stericycle is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $98.78, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Stericycle’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. 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.

Can we expect growth from Stericycle?

NasdaqGS:SRCL Past and Future Earnings, February 5th 2020
NasdaqGS:SRCL Past and Future Earnings, February 5th 2020

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. However, with a relatively muted revenue growth of 5.1% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Stericycle, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since SRCL 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 SRCL for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy SRCL. 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.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Stericycle. You can find everything you need to know about Stericycle in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Stericycle, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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