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Is A10 Networks Inc (ATEN) Undervalued?

Kelly Murphy

A10 Networks Inc (NYSE:ATEN), a software company based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine ATEN’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. See our latest analysis for ATEN

What’s the opportunity in ATEN?

ATEN appears to be overvalued by 65% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at $7.38 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $4.47. This means that the opportunity to buy ATEN at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since ATEN’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much ATEN moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from ATEN?

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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 ATEN future expectations. ATEN’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 54.16%, 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? ATEN’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe ATEN 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 an eye on ATEN for a while, 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 ATEN, 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 A10 Networks. You can find everything you need to know about ATEN in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in A10 Networks, 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.