At HK$32.15, Is BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (HKG:2388) Worth Looking At Closely?

Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (HKG:2388). The company’s stock saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the SEHK over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)’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 BOC Hong Kong (Holdings)?

Great news for investors – BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is HK$54.01, but it is currently trading at HK$32.15 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that BOC Hong Kong (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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) look like?

SEHK:2388 Past and Future Earnings, March 28th 2019
SEHK:2388 Past and Future Earnings, March 28th 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 11% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for BOC Hong Kong (Holdings). 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 2388 is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of 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 financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on 2388 for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy 2388. 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 investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on BOC Hong Kong (Holdings). You can find everything you need to know about BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in BOC Hong Kong (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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