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At €3.83, Is F-Secure Oyj (HEL:FSC1V) A Buy?

Mary Ramos

F-Secure Oyj (HLSE:FSC1V), a software company based in Finland, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the HLSE. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on F-Secure Oyj’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for F-Secure Oyj

What is F-Secure Oyj worth?

The stock is currently trading at €3.83 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 53% compared to my intrinsic value of €2.5. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Furthermore, F-Secure Oyj’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

What does the future of F-Secure Oyj look like?

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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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for F-Secure Oyj. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in FSC1V’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe FSC1V should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on FSC1V for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for FSC1V, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 F-Secure Oyj. You can find everything you need to know about F-Secure Oyj in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in F-Secure Oyj, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.