IRadimed Corporation (NASDAQ:IRMD) is considered a high growth stock. However its last closing price of $23.07 left investors wondering whether this growth has already been factored into the share price. Let’s take a look at some key metrics to determine whether there’s any value here for current and potential future investors.
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Can we expect IRMD to keep growing?
IRadimed is poised for extremely high earnings growth in the near future. Expectations from 2 analysts are extremely positive with earnings per share estimated to rise from today’s level of $0.673 to $1.144 over the next three years. This results in an annual growth rate of 31%, on average, which signals a market-beating outlook in the upcoming years.
Can IRMD’s share price be justified by its earnings growth?
IRadimed is trading at price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 34.3x, this tells us the stock is overvalued compared to the US market average ratio of 17.89x , and undervalued based on its latest annual earnings update compared to the Medical Equipment average of 38.66x .
Given that IRMD’s price-to-earnings of 34.3x lies below the industry average, this already indicates that the company could be potentially undervalued. However, to be able to properly assess the value of a high-growth stock such as IRadimed, we must incorporate its earnings growth in our valuation. The PEG ratio is a great calculation to take account of growth in the stock’s valuation. A PE ratio of 34.3x and expected year-on-year earnings growth of 31% give IRadimed an acceptable PEG ratio of 1.11x. So, when we include the growth factor in our analysis, IRadimed appears slightly overvalued , based on the fundamentals.
What this means for you:
IRMD’s current overvaluation could signal a potential selling opportunity to reduce your exposure to the stock, or it you’re a potential investor, now may not be the right time to buy. However, basing your investment decision off one metric alone is certainly not sufficient. There are many things I have not taken into account in this article and the PEG ratio is very one-dimensional. If you have not done so already, I urge you to complete your research by taking a look at the following:
- Financial Health: Are IRMD’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
- Past Track Record: Has IRMD been consistently performing well irrespective of the ups and downs in the market? Go into more detail in the past performance analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of IRMD’s historicals for more clarity.
- Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.
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