Totally plc (AIM:TLY), a healthcare company based in United Kingdom, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the AIM. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s take a look at Totally’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. View our latest analysis for Totally
What’s the opportunity in Totally?Good news, investors! Totally is still a bargain right now. In this instance, I’ve used price-to-book ratio (PB) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows, and its earnings doesn’t seem to reflect its true value. I find that Totally’s ratio of 0.92x is below its peer average of 3.07x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Healthcare industry. Totally’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.
Can we expect growth from Totally?Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. However, with a negative profit growth of -2.62% expected next year, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Totally. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Although TLY is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to TLY, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on TLY for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Totally. You can find everything you need to know about Totally in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Totally, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.