Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS)?

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), which is in the semiconductor 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 NASDAQGS. 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 Rambus’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is Rambus still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Rambus seems to be fairly priced at around 14% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Rambus today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $13.03, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. What’s more, Rambus’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.

What kind of growth will Rambus generate?

NasdaqGS:RMBS Past and Future Earnings, May 21st 2019
NasdaqGS:RMBS Past and Future Earnings, May 21st 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. Rambus’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 100%, 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? RMBS’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on RMBS, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Rambus. You can find everything you need to know about Rambus in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Rambus, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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