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Should You Buy Coal India Limited (NSE:COALINDIA) Now?

Walter Gay

Let’s talk about the popular Coal India Limited (NSEI:COALINDIA). The company’s shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NSEI. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Coal India’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. Check out our latest analysis for Coal India

What is Coal India worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 9.65% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Coal India today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is ₹327.89, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. In addition to this, it seems like Coal India’s share price is quite stable, which could mean there may be less chances to buy low in the future now that it’s fairly valued. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What does the future of Coal India look like?

NSEI:COALINDIA Future Profit Jun 1st 18

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 more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Coal India. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in COALINDIA’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. 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 an eye on COALINDIA, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining 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 Coal India. You can find everything you need to know about Coal India in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Coal India, 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.