Should You Think About Buying Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (NYSE:FBM) Now?

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Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (NYSE:FBM), which is in the trade distributors business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Foundation Building Materials’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Foundation Building Materials

Is Foundation Building Materials still cheap?

The stock is currently trading at US$17.50 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 23.25% compared to my intrinsic value of $14.2. This means that the opportunity to buy Foundation Building Materials at a good price has disappeared! If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that Foundation Building Materials’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Foundation Building Materials generate?

NYSE:FBM Past and Future Earnings, July 16th 2019
NYSE:FBM Past and Future Earnings, July 16th 2019

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. With revenues expected to grow by a double-digit 13% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Foundation Building Materials. If the level of expenses is able to be maintained, 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? FBM’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe FBM 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 FBM for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for FBM, 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 Foundation Building Materials. You can find everything you need to know about Foundation Building Materials in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Foundation Building Materials, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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