Why The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) Could Be Worth Watching

The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT), which is in the it business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $19.45 and falling to the lows of $15.41. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Hackett Group’s current trading price of $15.41 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Hackett Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Hackett Group

What is Hackett Group worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 19.02% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Hackett Group today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $12.95, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Furthermore, Hackett Group’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What kind of growth will Hackett Group generate?

NasdaqGS:HCKT Past and Future Earnings, April 5th 2019
NasdaqGS:HCKT Past and Future Earnings, April 5th 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. 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 Hackett Group, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 6.9%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? HCKT’s 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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on HCKT, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 Hackett Group. You can find everything you need to know about Hackett Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hackett Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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