Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited (HKG:1828), which is in the retail distributors business, and is based in Hong Kong, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the SEHK over the last few months. Less-covered, small caps tend to present more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Dah Chong Hong Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Dah Chong Hong Holdings?
Great news for investors – Dah Chong Hong Holdings is still trading at a fairly cheap price. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Dah Chong Hong Holdings’s ratio of 9.3x is below its peer average of 14.62x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Retail Distributors industry. However, given that Dah Chong Hong Holdings’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.
What does the future of Dah Chong Hong Holdings look like?
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. However, with a negative profit growth of -16% expected next year, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Dah Chong Hong Holdings. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Although 1828 is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to 1828, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on 1828 for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.
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