Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited (NSE:CROMPTON), which is in the consumer durables business, and is based in India, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NSEI over the last few months. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
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Is Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals still cheap?According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. 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 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals’s ratio of 38.94x is above its peer average of 28.33x, which suggests the stock is overvalued compared to the Consumer Durables industry. In addition to this, it seems like Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.
What does the future of Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals look like?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 42% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals. 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 CROMPTON’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe CROMPTON 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 CROMPTON for some time, 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 positive outlook is encouraging for CROMPTON, which 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 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals. You can find everything you need to know about Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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