CGI Inc. (TSE:GIB.A) saw significant share price movement during recent months on the TSX, rising to highs of CA$112 and falling to the lows of CA$97.99. 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 CGI's current trading price of CA$105 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at CGI’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What Is CGI Worth?
According to my valuation model, CGI seems to be fairly priced at around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy CGI today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth CA$125.30, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Furthermore, CGI’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.
What kind of growth will CGI generate?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 13% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for CGI. 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? GIB.A’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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on GIB.A, now may not be the most optimal 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 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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CGI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) and business process services in Canada; Western, Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe; Australia; Scandinavia; Finland, Poland, and Baltics; the United States; the United Kingdom; and the Asia Pacific.
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Solid track record with excellent balance sheet.