Is Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) Potentially Undervalued?

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG), which is in the medical equipment business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Neogen’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Neogen

Is Neogen still cheap?

Neogen appears to be overvalued according to my relative valuation model. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Neogen’s ratio of 60.39x is above its peer average of 40.65x, which suggests the stock is overvalued compared to the Medical Equipment industry. But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Neogen’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 Neogen?

NasdaqGS:NEOG Past and Future Earnings, August 29th 2019
NasdaqGS:NEOG Past and Future Earnings, August 29th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. Neogen’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 34%, 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? NEOG’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe NEOG 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 an eye on NEOG for a while, 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 positive outlook is encouraging for NEOG, 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 Neogen. You can find everything you need to know about Neogen in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Neogen, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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