Is It Time To Consider Buying William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH)?

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH), which is in the consumer durables business, and is based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, 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 William Lyon Homes’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for William Lyon Homes

What’s the opportunity in William Lyon Homes?

Great news for investors – William Lyon Homes is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $21.2, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that William Lyon Homes’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 does the future of William Lyon Homes look like?

NYSE:WLH Future Profit January 8th 19
NYSE:WLH Future Profit January 8th 19
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. With profit expected to grow by 70% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for William Lyon Homes. 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? Since WLH is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on WLH for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy WLH. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on William Lyon Homes. You can find everything you need to know about William Lyon Homes in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in William Lyon Homes, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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