Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC), which is in the semiconductor business, and is based in Singapore, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. With many analysts covering the 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 examine Kulicke and Soffa Industries’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
Is Kulicke and Soffa Industries still cheap?Good news, investors! Kulicke and Soffa Industries is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $40.29, but it is currently trading at US$23.84 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Kulicke and Soffa Industries’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.
What kind of growth will Kulicke and Soffa Industries generate?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. Though in the case of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the upcoming, 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? Although KLIC is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to KLIC, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on KLIC for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.
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