Why We Think STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSE:STEP) Could Be Worth Looking At

STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSE:STEP) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of STEP, it is a company with a excellent future outlook, which has not yet been priced into the stock. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on STEP Energy Services here.

Very undervalued with reasonable growth potential

One reason why investors are attracted to STEP is its earnings growth potential in the near future of 50%, bolstered by its impressive cash-generating ability, as analysts predict its operating cash flows will rise by 96% over the same time period. This is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities. STEP’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of STEP’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the energy services industry, STEP is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that STEP’s price is currently discounted.

TSX:STEP Future Profit January 31st 19
TSX:STEP Future Profit January 31st 19

Next Steps:

For STEP Energy Services, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has STEP’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of STEP? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.