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Is Groupe Pizzorno Environnement (EPA:GPE) Potentially Undervalued?

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Groupe Pizzorno Environnement (EPA:GPE), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in France, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the ENXTPA 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Groupe Pizzorno Environnement’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Groupe Pizzorno Environnement

Is Groupe Pizzorno Environnement still cheap?

Good news, investors! Groupe Pizzorno Environnement is still a bargain right now. 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 Groupe Pizzorno Environnement’s ratio of 7.22x is below its peer average of 18.26x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Commercial Services industry. What’s more interesting is that, Groupe Pizzorno Environnement’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What does the future of Groupe Pizzorno Environnement look like?

ENXTPA:GPE Past and Future Earnings, June 18th 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. However, with an expected decline of -4.8% in revenues over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Groupe Pizzorno Environnement. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although GPE is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to GPE, 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 an eye on GPE for a while, 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 Groupe Pizzorno Environnement. You can find everything you need to know about Groupe Pizzorno Environnement in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Groupe Pizzorno Environnement, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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