Should You Think About Buying BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (HKG:2388) Now?

Let’s talk about the popular BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (HKG:2388). The company’s shares saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the SEHK over the last few months. As a large-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 examine BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

Check out our latest analysis for BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)

What is BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) worth?

Good news, investors! BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is HK$31.11, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)?

SEHK:2388 Past and Future Earnings April 27th 2020
SEHK:2388 Past and Future Earnings April 27th 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 4.5% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for BOC Hong Kong (Holdings), at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since 2388 is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase 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 2388 for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy 2388. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 BOC Hong Kong (Holdings). You can find everything you need to know about BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in BOC Hong Kong (Holdings), you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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