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What Does Reading International, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:RDI) Share Price Indicate?

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Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI), which is in the entertainment business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQCM over the last few months, increasing to US$13.56 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$11.08. 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 Reading International's current trading price of US$11.09 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Reading International’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What is Reading International worth?

Reading International is currently overpriced based on 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 Reading International’s ratio of 41.02x is above its peer average of 24.89x, which suggests the stock is overvalued compared to the Entertainment industry. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Since Reading International’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 does the future of Reading International look like?

NasdaqCM:RDI Past and Future Earnings, November 19th 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. Reading International’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 74%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? RDI’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe RDI 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 RDI 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 positive outlook is encouraging for RDI, 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 Reading International. You can find everything you need to know about Reading International in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Reading International, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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