Moncler S.p.A. (BIT:MONC), which is in the luxury business, and is based in Italy, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the BIT over the last few months, increasing to €39.02 at one point, and dropping to the lows of €31.59. 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 Moncler's current trading price of €34.20 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Moncler’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What is Moncler worth?
According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 25.17x is currently well-above the industry average of 16.48x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. In addition to this, it seems like Moncler’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, 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 does the future of Moncler 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 a double-digit 20% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Moncler. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in MONC’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe MONC 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 MONC for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for MONC, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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