Benchmark Electronics Inc (NYSE:BHE), a electronic company based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s examine Benchmark Electronics’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. Check out our latest analysis for Benchmark Electronics
Is Benchmark Electronics still cheap?
According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 51%, trading at US$30.40 compared to my intrinsic value of $20.11. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Another thing to keep in mind is that Benchmark Electronics’s share price is quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.
What does the future of Benchmark Electronics look like?
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. Though in the case of Benchmark Electronics, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting top-line growth of 7.30% in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? BHE’s 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 BHE 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 BHE 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 positive outlook 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 Benchmark Electronics. You can find everything you need to know about Benchmark Electronics in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Benchmark Electronics, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.