Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:GCARSOA1), might not be a large cap stock, but it led the BMV gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. As a Mex$143b market-cap stock, it seems odd Grupo Carso. de is not more well-covered by analysts. Although, there is more of an opportunity for mispricing in stocks with low coverage, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Grupo Carso. de’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Grupo Carso. de?
Grupo Carso. de appears to be expensive according to my price multiple model, which makes a comparison between the company's price-to-earnings ratio and the industry average. 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 Grupo Carso. de’s ratio of 25.47x is above its peer average of 12.52x, which suggests the stock is trading at a higher price compared to the Industrials industry. In addition to this, it seems like Grupo Carso. de’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 kind of growth will Grupo Carso. de 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. Grupo Carso. de's earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 37%, 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in GCARSO A1’s positive outlook, with shares trading above industry price multiples. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe GCARSO A1 should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards the industry PE ratio 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 an eye on GCARSO A1 for a while, 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for GCARSO A1, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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