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Should You Investigate William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) At US$16.64?

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William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH), which is in the consumer durables business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. As a small cap stock, which tends to lack high analyst coverage, 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 examine William Lyon Homes’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

View our latest analysis for William Lyon Homes

Is William Lyon Homes still cheap?

Good news, investors! William Lyon Homes is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $27.77, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that William Lyon Homes’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will William Lyon Homes generate?

NYSE:WLH Past and Future Earnings, April 22nd 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. 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 William Lyon Homes, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 9.7%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since WLH is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

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

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

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