What Does Corus Entertainment Inc.’s (TSE:CJR.B) Share Price Indicate?

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSE:CJR.B), which is in the media business, and is based in Canada, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the TSX over the last few months, increasing to CA$8.06 at one point, and dropping to the lows of CA$5.41. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Corus Entertainment’s current trading price of CA$5.53 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Corus Entertainment’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Corus Entertainment

Is Corus Entertainment still cheap?

Good news, investors! Corus Entertainment is still a bargain right now. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Corus Entertainment’s ratio of 7.02x is below its peer average of 16.91x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Media industry. Another thing to keep in mind is that Corus Entertainment’s share price is 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 Corus Entertainment generate?

TSX:CJR.B Past and Future Earnings, July 23rd 2019
TSX:CJR.B Past and Future Earnings, July 23rd 2019

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. Though in the case of Corus Entertainment, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting top-line growth of 0.07% in the next few years, 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 CJR.B is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase 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 CJR.B for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy CJR.B. 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 buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Corus Entertainment. You can find everything you need to know about Corus Entertainment in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Corus Entertainment, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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