Is Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:IRT) Potentially Undervalued?

Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:IRT), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Independence Realty Trust’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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What is Independence Realty Trust worth?

According to my valuation model, Independence Realty Trust seems to be fairly priced at around 19% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Independence Realty Trust today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $12.76, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, Independence Realty Trust’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What kind of growth will Independence Realty Trust generate?

NYSE:IRT Past and Future Earnings, February 26th 2019
NYSE:IRT Past and Future Earnings, February 26th 2019
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. Though in the case of Independence Realty Trust, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -12%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? IRT seems fairly priced right now, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to reduce the risk in your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock beneficial for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on IRT for a while, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The stock appears to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. In addition to this, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on IRT should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

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