Should You Buy Evonik Industries AG (FRA:EVK)?

Evonik Industries AG (FRA:EVK) saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the DB over the last few months. As a large-cap 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 Evonik Industries’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Evonik Industries still cheap?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 31.57%, trading at €32.45 compared to my intrinsic value of €24.66. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Another thing to keep in mind is that Evonik Industries’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 Evonik Industries generate?

DB:EVK Future Profit August 11th 18
DB:EVK Future Profit August 11th 18
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. With profit expected to grow by 26.15% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Evonik Industries. 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? EVK’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe EVK should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on EVK for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for EVK, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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

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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.