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Should You Buy Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ:SHEN) At $34.25?

David Owens

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ:SHEN), a wireless telcom company based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NasdaqGS. Less-covered, small caps sees 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? Let’s take a look at Shenandoah Telecommunications’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for Shenandoah Telecommunications

What is Shenandoah Telecommunications worth?

The stock is currently trading at US$34.25 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 24% compared to my intrinsic value of $27.57. This means that the opportunity to buy Shenandoah Telecommunications at a good price has disappeared! In addition to this, it seems like Shenandoah Telecommunications’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What kind of growth will Shenandoah Telecommunications generate?

NasdaqGS:SHEN Future Profit Apr 4th 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. However, with a negative profit growth of -8.04% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Shenandoah Telecommunications. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? If you believe SHEN is currently trading above its value, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. Given the uncertainty from negative growth in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. 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 SHEN for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. Its price has risen beyond its true value, on top of a negative future outlook. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Should the price fall in the future, will you be well-informed enough to buy?

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Shenandoah Telecommunications. You can find everything you need to know about Shenandoah Telecommunications in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Shenandoah Telecommunications, 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.