At US$13.01, Is It Time To Put Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII) On Your Watch List?

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Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII), which is in the communications 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. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Digi International’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is Digi International still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. 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 Digi International’s ratio of 29.93x is trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 29.41x, which means if you buy Digi International today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe Digi International should be trading in this range, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Digi International’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 does the future of Digi International look like?

NasdaqGS:DGII Past and Future Earnings, July 20th 2019
NasdaqGS:DGII Past and Future Earnings, July 20th 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 Digi International, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -9.2%, 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? Currently, DGII appears to be trading around its fair value, 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 optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on DGII, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on DGII for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, 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 crystalize your views on DGII 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 Digi International. You can find everything you need to know about Digi International in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Digi International, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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