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When Should You Buy Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR)?

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Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR), which is in the software business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. 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. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Cloudera’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Cloudera

What's the opportunity in Cloudera?

Good news, investors! Cloudera is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $19.13, but it is currently trading at US$11.31 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, Cloudera’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, 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 kind of growth will Cloudera generate?

NYSE:CLDR Past and Future Earnings, December 10th 2019

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 24% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Cloudera. 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? Since CLDR is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on CLDR for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy CLDR. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Cloudera. You can find everything you need to know about Cloudera in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cloudera, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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