Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS), which is in the communications business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGM. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s examine Communications Systems’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What is Communications Systems worth?
Good news, investors! Communications Systems is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $8.47, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Communications Systems’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.
What kind of growth will Communications Systems generate?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. However, with an expected decline of -0.8% in revenues over the next year, short term growth isn’t a driver for a buy decision for Communications Systems. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Although JCS is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to JCS, 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 JCS 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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