Is There Now An Opportunity In YY Inc (NASDAQ:YY)?

YY Inc (NASDAQ:YY), which is in the interactive media and services business, and is based in China, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NasdaqGS. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine YY’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for YY

What is YY worth?

Good news, investors! YY is still a bargain right now. 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 YY’s ratio of 17.66x is below its peer average of 29.64x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Interactive Media and Services industry. What’s more interesting is that, YY’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from YY?

NasdaqGS:YY Future Profit November 8th 18
NasdaqGS:YY Future Profit November 8th 18
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. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for YY. 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 YY is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of 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 YY for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy YY. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 YY. You can find everything you need to know about YY in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in YY, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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