Is There Now An Opportunity In Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), which is in the aerospace & defense business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

What is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 0.48% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Kratos Defense & Security Solutions today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $20.48, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions?

NasdaqGS:KTOS Past and Future Earnings, September 21st 2019
NasdaqGS:KTOS Past and Future Earnings, September 21st 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. 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? It seems like the market has already priced in KTOS’s positive outlook, 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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on KTOS, 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 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 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. You can find everything you need to know about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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