At UK£4.25, Is Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Worth Looking At Closely?

Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH), which is in the software business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the LSE, rising to the highs of £5.4 and falling to the lows of £4.25. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Sophos Group’s current trading price of £4.25 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Sophos Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What’s the opportunity in Sophos Group?

Good news, investors! Sophos Group is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is £7.85, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Sophos Group’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What kind of growth will Sophos Group generate?

LSE:SOPH Future Profit October 25th 18
LSE:SOPH Future Profit October 25th 18
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. With revenues expected to grow by 48% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Sophos Group. If the level of expenses is able to be maintained, it looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since SOPH is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase 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 SOPH for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy SOPH. 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 Sophos Group. You can find everything you need to know about Sophos Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Sophos 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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