Capgemini SE (EPA:CAP) led the ENXTPA gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. 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. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Capgemini’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
Is Capgemini still cheap?According to my valuation model, Capgemini seems to be fairly priced at around 7.6% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Capgemini today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is €115.23, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, Capgemini’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.
What does the future of Capgemini 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. Capgemini’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 57%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in CAP’s positive outlook, 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 tabs on CAP, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Capgemini. You can find everything you need to know about Capgemini in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Capgemini, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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