Cervus Equipment Corporation (TSE:CERV), which is in the trade distributors business, and is based in Canada, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the TSX, rising to highs of CA$9.30 and falling to the lows of CA$7.95. 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 Cervus Equipment's current trading price of CA$7.99 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Cervus Equipment’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What's the opportunity in Cervus Equipment?
The stock is currently trading at CA$7.99 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 42% compared to my intrinsic value of CA$5.63. This means that the opportunity to buy Cervus Equipment at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Cervus Equipment’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.
Can we expect growth from Cervus Equipment?
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. However, with an extremely negative double-digit change in profit expected next year, near-term growth is certainly not a driver of a buy decision. It seems like high uncertainty is on the cards for Cervus Equipment, at least in the near future.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? If you believe CERV 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. Given the risk from a negative growth outlook, 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 tabs on CERV for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. Price climbed passed its true value, in addition to a risky 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 Cervus Equipment. You can find everything you need to know about Cervus Equipment in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cervus Equipment, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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