Is Maxar Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MAXR) Potentially Undervalued?

Maxar Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MAXR), which is in the aerospace & defense business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Maxar Technologies’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Maxar Technologies

Is Maxar Technologies still cheap?

Good news, investors! Maxar Technologies is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $20.55, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that Maxar Technologies’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.

Can we expect growth from Maxar Technologies?

NYSE:MAXR Past and Future Earnings May 25th 2020
NYSE:MAXR Past and Future Earnings May 25th 2020

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 an extremely negative double-digit change in profit expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth is certainly not a driver of a buy decision. It seems like high uncertainty is on the cards for Maxar Technologies, at least in the near future.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although MAXR 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 MAXR, 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 MAXR 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 Maxar Technologies. You can find everything you need to know about Maxar Technologies in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Maxar Technologies, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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