Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Aptitude Software Group plc (LON:APTD)?

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Aptitude Software Group plc (LON:APTD), which is in the software business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the LSE. Less-covered, small caps tend to present more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Let’s take a look at Aptitude Software Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in Aptitude Software Group?

The stock is currently trading at UK£4.49 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 35.78% compared to my intrinsic value of £3.3. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Since Aptitude Software Group’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.

Can we expect growth from Aptitude Software Group?

LSE:APTD Past and Future Earnings, June 5th 2019
LSE:APTD Past and Future Earnings, June 5th 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. Though in the case of Aptitude Software Group, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 0.7%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? APTD’s future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe APTD 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 APTD 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 positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Aptitude Software Group. You can find everything you need to know about Aptitude Software Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Aptitude Software Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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