Arcadis NV (AMS:ARCAD), which is in the construction business, and is based in Netherlands, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the ENXTAM, rising to the highs of €15.79 and falling to the lows of €11.21. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Arcadis’s current trading price of €11.21 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 Arcadis’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is Arcadis still cheap?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 1.0% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Arcadis today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth €11.32, 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 Arcadis’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 kind of growth will Arcadis generate?
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. 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. Arcadis’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 73%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in ARCAD’s positive outlook, 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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on ARCAD, now may not be the most optimal 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 diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Arcadis. You can find everything you need to know about Arcadis in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Arcadis, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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