The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT), which is in the hospitality business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGM gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Habit Restaurants’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What’s the opportunity in Habit Restaurants?
According to my valuation model, Habit Restaurants seems to be fairly priced at around 4.45% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Habit Restaurants today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $10.06, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Habit Restaurants’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.
Can we expect growth from Habit Restaurants?
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. Habit Restaurants’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 67%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? HABT’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, 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 an eye on HABT, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 Habit Restaurants. You can find everything you need to know about Habit Restaurants in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Habit Restaurants, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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