When Should You Buy Reckon Limited (ASX:RKN)?

Reckon Limited (ASX:RKN), which is in the software business, and is based in Australia, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the ASX over the last few months. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Reckon’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in Reckon?

Good news, investors! Reckon is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is A$1.17, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Reckon’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

Can we expect growth from Reckon?

ASX:RKN Past and Future Earnings, December 25th 2019
ASX:RKN Past and Future Earnings, December 25th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. Though in the case of Reckon, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 4.0%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since RKN 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 financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

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

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