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IMCD N.V. (AMS:IMCD), which is in the trade distributors business, and is based in Netherlands, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the ENXTAM over the last few months. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on IMCD’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in IMCD?
IMCD appears to be overvalued by 39.18% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at €77.90 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of €55.97. This means that the opportunity to buy IMCD at a good price has disappeared! In addition to this, it seems like IMCD’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, 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 kind of growth will IMCD 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. With profit expected to grow by 61% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for IMCD. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in IMCD’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe IMCD 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 IMCD for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for IMCD, 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 IMCD. You can find everything you need to know about IMCD in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in IMCD, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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