Evonik Industries AG (ETR:EVK) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the XTRA over the last few months, increasing to €27.02 at one point, and dropping to the lows of €22.11. 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 Evonik Industries's current trading price of €22.56 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Evonik Industries’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is Evonik Industries still cheap?
Good news, investors! Evonik Industries is still a bargain right now. 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 12.15x is currently well-below the industry average of 21.24x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Evonik Industries’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.
What kind of growth will Evonik Industries 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. 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 a relatively muted profit growth of 8.5% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Evonik Industries, at least in the short term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since EVK is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on EVK for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy EVK. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.
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