Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Transcontinental Inc. (TSE:TCL.A)?

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 17, 2019
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Transcontinental Inc. (TSE:TCL.A), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in Canada, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the TSX over the last few months. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Transcontinental’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Transcontinental worth?

Great news for investors – Transcontinental is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is CA$33.95, but it is currently trading at CA$20.56 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that Transcontinental’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What kind of growth will Transcontinental generate?

TSX:TCL.A Future Profit January 17th 19
TSX:TCL.A Future Profit January 17th 19
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. Transcontinental’s revenue growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming years, indicating a solid future ahead. Unless expenses grow at the same level, or higher, this top-line growth should lead to robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since TCL.A is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 TCL.A 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 TCL.A. 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 Transcontinental. You can find everything you need to know about Transcontinental in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Transcontinental, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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