Interpump Group S.p.A. (BIT:IP), which is in the machinery business, and is based in Italy, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the BIT. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Interpump Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
Is Interpump Group still cheap?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 17.96x is currently trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 14.66x, which means if you buy Interpump Group today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that Interpump Group should be trading at this level in the long run, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Interpump 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 Interpump Group generate?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. 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 13% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Interpump Group. 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? IP’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 IP? 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 IP, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for IP, which means it’s worth diving deeper into 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 Interpump Group. You can find everything you need to know about Interpump Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Interpump 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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