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At $42.7, Is It Time To Buy AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ)?

Frank Brewer

AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ), a electrical company based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NYSE, rising to the highs of $51.75 and falling to the lows of $41.7. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether AZZ’s current trading price of $42.7 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at AZZ’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. See our latest analysis for AZZ

What is AZZ worth?

According to my valuation model, AZZ seems to be fairly priced at around 4% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy AZZ today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $40.98, 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 AZZ’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 AZZ look like?

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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. AZZ’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 45.14%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? AZZ’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on AZZ, 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 diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 AZZ. You can find everything you need to know about AZZ in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in AZZ, 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.