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Dreamscape Networks Limited (ASX:DN8), which is in the it business, and is based in Singapore, led the ASX gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. Less-covered, small caps tend to present 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Dreamscape Networks’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Dreamscape Networks?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 14.32x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 16.25x, which means if you buy Dreamscape Networks today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe Dreamscape Networks should be trading in this range, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond where it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Dreamscape Networks’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.
Can we expect growth from Dreamscape Networks?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. Dreamscape Networks’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? DN8’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at DN8? 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 DN8, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for DN8, which means it’s worth further examining 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 Dreamscape Networks. You can find everything you need to know about Dreamscape Networks in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Dreamscape Networks, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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