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Should You Buy Cogent Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CCOI)?

Bernadette Hatcher

Cogent Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CCOI), a telecom company based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NasdaqGS 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Cogent Communications Holdings’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. Check out our latest analysis for Cogent Communications Holdings

Is Cogent Communications Holdings still cheap?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 24.7%, trading at US$54.70 compared to my intrinsic value of $43.87. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. Furthermore, Cogent Communications Holdings’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

Can we expect growth from Cogent Communications Holdings?

NasdaqGS:CCOI Future Profit June 26th 18

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. 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. Cogent Communications Holdings’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in CCOI’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe CCOI 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 CCOI 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 CCOI, 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 Cogent Communications Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about Cogent Communications Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cogent Communications Holdings, 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.