Is Titan Machinery Inc (NASDAQ:TITN) Potentially Undervalued?

Titan Machinery Inc (NASDAQ:TITN), which is in the trade distributors business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NasdaqGS over the last few months, increasing to $18.06 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $14.06. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Titan Machinery’s current trading price of $14.82 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Titan Machinery’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What is Titan Machinery worth?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. I’ve used the price-to-equity ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 41.67x is currently well-above the industry average of 14.17x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Titan Machinery’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from Titan Machinery?

NasdaqGS:TITN Future Profit October 15th 18
NasdaqGS:TITN Future Profit October 15th 18
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. 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. In the upcoming year, Titan Machinery’s earnings are expected to increase by 85%, 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 TITN’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 TITN 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 TITN 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for TITN, 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 Titan Machinery. You can find everything you need to know about Titan Machinery in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Titan Machinery, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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