While Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (ASX:NEC) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the ASX over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Nine Entertainment Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Nine Entertainment Holdings?
According to my valuation model, Nine Entertainment Holdings seems to be fairly priced at around 11% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Nine Entertainment Holdings today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is A$3.20, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What's more, Nine Entertainment Holdings’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.
What kind of growth will Nine Entertainment Holdings generate?
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 revenues expected to grow by a double-digit 21% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Nine Entertainment Holdings. If the level of expenses is able to be maintained, 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 NEC’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on NEC, now may not be the most advantageous 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 diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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