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At HK$8.15, Is China Communications Construction Company Limited (HKG:1800) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Today we're going to take a look at the well-established China Communications Construction Company Limited (HKG:1800). The company's stock received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the SEHK over the last few months, increasing to HK$8.72 at one point, and dropping to the lows of HK$7.44. 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 China Communications Construction's current trading price of HK$8.15 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at China Communications Construction’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for China Communications Construction

Is China Communications Construction still cheap?

Good news, investors! China Communications Construction 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 China Communications Construction’s ratio of 6.04x is below its peer average of 12.29x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Construction industry. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because China Communications Construction’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 China Communications Construction generate?

SEHK:1800 Past and Future Earnings, April 15th 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. China Communications Construction’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 49%, 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? Since 1800 is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on 1800 for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy 1800. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

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

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