Rosseti Public Joint Stock Company (MISX:RSTI), a electric utilities company based in Russia, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the MISX. As a RUРУБ163.99B market cap stock, it seems odd Rosseti is not more well-covered by analysts. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing given that there are less eyes on the stock to push it closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Rosseti’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. View our latest analysis for Rosseti
Is Rosseti still cheap?Great news for investors – Rosseti is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is RUB2.03, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Rosseti’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, 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 Rosseti 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. Though in the case of Rosseti, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Although RSTI is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to RSTI, 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 RSTI for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper 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 Rosseti. You can find everything you need to know about Rosseti in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Rosseti, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.