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What Does Seadrill Partners LLC’s (SDLP) Share Price Indicate?

Isabel Galloway

Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP), an energy company based in United Kingdom, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. 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 take a look at SDLP’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. View our latest analysis for Seadrill Partners

What is SDLP worth?

Good news, investors! SDLP is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $53.7, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because SDLP’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, SDLP’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What does the future of SDLP look like?

NYSE:SDLP Future Profit Nov 21st 17

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. Though in the case of SDLP, it is expected to deliver a negative revenue growth of -14.34% over the next couple of years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although SDLP is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to SDLP, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on SDLP for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Seadrill Partners. You can find everything you need to know about SDLP in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Seadrill Partners, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.