Is It Time To Consider Buying Schneider Electric S.E. (EPA:SU)?
Let's talk about the popular Schneider Electric S.E. (EPA:SU). The company's shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the ENXTPA. 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 Schneider Electric’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
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What's The Opportunity In Schneider Electric?
The stock is currently trading at €146 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 35% compared to my intrinsic value of €108.41. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Schneider Electric’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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.
What does the future of Schneider Electric look like?
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 38% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Schneider Electric. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in SU’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe SU 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 SU 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for SU, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
In light of this, if you'd like to do more analysis on the company, it's vital to be informed of the risks involved. For example - Schneider Electric has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.
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Schneider Electric S.E. engages in the energy management and industrial automation business worldwide.
Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.