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When Should You Buy Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT)?

Petra Goodwin

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Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NASDAQGS 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 take a look at Daktronics’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Daktronics

What is Daktronics worth?

Daktronics appears to be overvalued according to my relative valuation model. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 60.98x is currently well-above the industry average of 20.25x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Daktronics’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What does the future of Daktronics look like?

NasdaqGS:DAKT Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019

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. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Daktronics. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in DAKT’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 DAKT 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 tabs on DAKT for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for DAKT, 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 Daktronics. You can find everything you need to know about Daktronics in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Daktronics, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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