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When Should You Buy Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ:PDD)?

Simply Wall St
·3 mins read

Let's talk about the popular Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ:PDD). The company's shares saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of US$97.46 and falling to the lows of US$75.29. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Pinduoduo's current trading price of US$75.29 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Pinduoduo’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Pinduoduo

What is Pinduoduo worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 9.6% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Pinduoduo today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $83.31, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Pinduoduo’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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 Pinduoduo look like?

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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 59% over the next year, the near-term future seems bright for Pinduoduo. 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? PDD’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. 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 tabs on PDD, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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.

So while earnings quality is important, it's equally important to consider the risks facing Pinduoduo at this point in time. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for Pinduoduo and we think they deserve your attention.

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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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