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What Does Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited's (HKG:1238) Share Price Indicate?

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Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited (HKG:1238), which is in the real estate business, and is based in China, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the SEHK over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Powerlong Real Estate Holdings’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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What is Powerlong Real Estate Holdings worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment 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 Powerlong Real Estate Holdings’s ratio of 5.8x is trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 6.37x, which means if you buy Powerlong Real Estate Holdings today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe Powerlong Real Estate Holdings should be trading in this range, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond where it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Powerlong Real Estate Holdings’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 does the future of Powerlong Real Estate Holdings look like?

SEHK:1238 Past and Future Earnings, September 16th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to grow by 50% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Powerlong Real Estate Holdings. 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 1238’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 1238? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuate below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on 1238, 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 1238, 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 Powerlong Real Estate Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about Powerlong Real Estate Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Powerlong Real Estate Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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