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Cairo Communication S.p.A. (BIT:CAI), which is in the media business, and is based in Italy, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the BIT. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Cairo Communication’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What is Cairo Communication worth?Great news for investors – Cairo Communication is still trading at a fairly cheap price. 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 Cairo Communication’s ratio of 8.15x is below its peer average of 17.77x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Media industry. Cairo Communication’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 its true value, 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 Cairo Communication 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. However, with a negative profit growth of -2.2% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Cairo Communication. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Although CAI is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to CAI, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on CAI for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Cairo Communication. You can find everything you need to know about Cairo Communication in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cairo Communication, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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