When Should You Buy Kunlun Energy Company Limited (HKG:135)?

Kunlun Energy Company Limited (HKG:135), which is in the gas utilities business, and is based in Hong Kong, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the SEHK over the last few months, increasing to HK$7.62 at one point, and dropping to the lows of HK$6.42. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Kunlun Energy’s current trading price of HK$6.96 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Kunlun Energy’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

Check out our latest analysis for Kunlun Energy

What is Kunlun Energy worth?

Good news, investors! Kunlun Energy is still a bargain right now. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Kunlun Energy’s ratio of 10.78x is below its peer average of 17.41x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Gas Utilities industry. However, given that Kunlun Energy’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.

What does the future of Kunlun Energy look like?

SEHK:135 Past and Future Earnings, December 23rd 2019
SEHK:135 Past and Future Earnings, December 23rd 2019

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. With profit expected to grow by 65% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Kunlun Energy. 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? Since 135 is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on 135 for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy 135. 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 buy.

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

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