Should You Think About Buying Elis SA (EPA:ELIS) Now?

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Elis SA (EPA:ELIS), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in France, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the ENXTPA. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Elis’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Elis still cheap?

Great news for investors – Elis is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is €27.22, but it is currently trading at €15.78 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that Elis’s share price may be 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.

Can we expect growth from Elis?

ENXTPA:ELIS Past and Future Earnings, May 8th 2019
ENXTPA:ELIS Past and Future Earnings, May 8th 2019
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. Elis’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since ELIS is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 ELIS 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 ELIS. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 Elis. You can find everything you need to know about Elis in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Elis, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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