Lagardère SCA (EPA:MMB), which is in the media business, and is based in France, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the ENXTPA. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Lagardère’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What is Lagardère worth?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 8.58% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Lagardère today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is €19.12, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. In addition to this, Lagardère has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.
What does the future of Lagardère look like?
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. With profit expected to grow by 21% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Lagardère. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? MMB’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 MMB, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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