Plaisio Computers S.A. (ATH:PLAIS), is not the largest company out there, but it saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the ATSE. 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 Plaisio Computers’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
What is Plaisio Computers worth?
According to my price multiple model, where I compare the company's price-to-earnings ratio to the industry average, the stock currently looks expensive. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Plaisio Computers’s ratio of 37.86x is above its peer average of 17.95x, which suggests the stock is trading at a higher price compared to the Specialty Retail industry. Furthermore, Plaisio Computers’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 levels around its industry peers, 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.
What kind of growth will Plaisio Computers generate?
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. With profit expected to grow by 90% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Plaisio Computers. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in PLAIS’s positive outlook, with shares trading above industry price multiples. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe PLAIS should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards the industry PE ratio 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 an eye on PLAIS for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for PLAIS, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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Plaisio Computers S.A., together with its subsidiaries, assembles and trades in PCs, telecommunication and office equipment, and domestic appliances in Greece and Bulgaria.
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.