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Is ASM Pacific Technology Limited (HKG:522) Potentially Undervalued?

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ASM Pacific Technology Limited (HKG:522), which is in the semiconductor business, and is based in Hong Kong, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the SEHK. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at ASM Pacific Technology’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for ASM Pacific Technology

What is ASM Pacific Technology worth?

ASM Pacific Technology appears to be overvalued by 37.17% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at HK$85.35 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of HK$62.22. This means that the opportunity to buy ASM Pacific Technology at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since ASM Pacific Technology’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 the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from ASM Pacific Technology?

SEHK:522 Past and Future Earnings, July 22nd 2019

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 grow by 40% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for ASM Pacific Technology. 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? 522’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe 522 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 522 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 positive outlook is encouraging for 522, 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 ASM Pacific Technology. You can find everything you need to know about ASM Pacific Technology in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in ASM Pacific Technology, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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