Sixt Leasing SE (ETR:LNSX), which is in the transportation business, and is based in Germany, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the XTRA over the last few months. With many analysts covering the 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 Sixt Leasing’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What is Sixt Leasing worth?
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 12.75x is currently trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 10.67x, which means if you buy Sixt Leasing today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe Sixt Leasing should be trading in this range, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Sixt Leasing’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 Sixt Leasing generate?
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. Sixt Leasing’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 30%, 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? It seems like the market has already priced in LNSX’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 LNSX? 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 LNSX, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for LNSX, 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 Sixt Leasing. You can find everything you need to know about Sixt Leasing in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Sixt Leasing, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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