Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Bouygues SA (EPA:EN). The company's stock saw significant share price movement during recent months on the ENXTPA, rising to highs of €36.39 and falling to the lows of €29.87. 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 Bouygues' current trading price of €32.12 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 Bouygues’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What is Bouygues worth?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 1.36% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Bouygues today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is €31.69, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Bouygues’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.
Can we expect growth from Bouygues?
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 a double-digit 12% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Bouygues. 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? EN’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on EN, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect 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.
It can be quite valuable to consider what analysts expect for Bouygues from their most recent forecasts. At Simply Wall St, we have the analysts estimates which you can view by clicking here.
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