Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (HKG:1114)?

Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (HKG:1114), which is in the auto business, and is based in Hong Kong, led the SEHK gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Brilliance China Automotive Holdings’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

Check out our latest analysis for Brilliance China Automotive Holdings

What’s the opportunity in Brilliance China Automotive Holdings?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 5.61x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 8.87x, which means if you buy Brilliance China Automotive Holdings today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that Brilliance China Automotive Holdings should be trading at this level in the long run, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Brilliance China Automotive Holdings’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Brilliance China Automotive Holdings generate?

SEHK:1114 Past and Future Earnings, March 12th 2019
SEHK:1114 Past and Future Earnings, March 12th 2019
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. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 32%, 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? 1114’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at 1114? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on 1114, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for 1114, 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 Brilliance China Automotive Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about Brilliance China Automotive Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Brilliance China Automotive Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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