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What Does Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:CETV) Share Price Indicate?

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Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:CETV), which is in the media business, and is based in Bermuda, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s examine Central European Media Enterprises’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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What is Central European Media Enterprises worth?

Central European Media Enterprises appears to be overvalued according to my relative valuation model. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Central European Media Enterprises’s ratio of 20.66x is above its peer average of 15.37x, which suggests the stock is overvalued compared to the Media industry. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Since Central European Media Enterprises’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.

What kind of growth will Central European Media Enterprises generate?

NasdaqGS:CETV Past and Future Earnings, May 6th 2019

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. Central European Media Enterprises’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? CETV’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe CETV 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. 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 CETV for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for CETV, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Central European Media Enterprises. You can find everything you need to know about Central European Media Enterprises in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Central European Media Enterprises, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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