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Imerys SA (EPA:NK), which is in the basic materials 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. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Imerys’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
What’s the opportunity in Imerys?Great news for investors – Imerys is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is €64.12, but it is currently trading at €48.16 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, Imerys’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. 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 kind of growth will Imerys generate?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. However, with a relatively muted revenue growth of 5.9% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Imerys, at least in the short term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since NK is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on NK for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy NK. 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 Imerys. You can find everything you need to know about Imerys in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Imerys, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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