Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), which is in the luxury business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Carter's’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
Is Carter's still cheap?
According to my valuation model, Carter's seems to be fairly priced at around 2.66% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Carter's today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $107.04, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What's more, Carter's’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.
Can we expect growth from Carter's?
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 grow by a double-digit 15% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Carter's. 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 already priced in CRI’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 an eye on CRI, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect 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 Carter's. You can find everything you need to know about Carter's in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Carter's, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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