What Does Koenig & Bauer AG’s (FRA:SKB) Share Price Indicate?

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Koenig & Bauer AG (FRA:SKB), which is in the machinery business, and is based in Germany, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the DB over the last few months, increasing to €48.02 at one point, and dropping to the lows of €33.96. 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 Koenig & Bauer’s current trading price of €35.08 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 Koenig & Bauer’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 Koenig & Bauer

What’s the opportunity in Koenig & Bauer?

Good news, investors! Koenig & Bauer is still a bargain right now. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 9.57x is currently well-below the industry average of 15.49x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Koenig & Bauer’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What does the future of Koenig & Bauer look like?

DB:SKB Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 2019
DB:SKB Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 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. With profit expected to grow by 30% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Koenig & Bauer. 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? Since SKB is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic 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 capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on SKB for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy SKB. 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 Koenig & Bauer. You can find everything you need to know about Koenig & Bauer in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Koenig & Bauer, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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