Atento SA. (NYSE:ATTO), a commercial services company based in Luxembourg, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NYSE, rising to the highs of $10 and falling to the lows of $7.6. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Atento’s current trading price of $7.95 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Atento’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. View our latest analysis for Atento
Is Atento still cheap?
Great news for investors – Atento is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $14.1, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Atento’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.
Can we expect growth from Atento?
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 revenues expected to grow by a double-digit 14.77% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Atento. If the level of expenses is able to be maintained, it looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Since ATTO is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 ATTO 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 ATTO. 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 Atento. You can find everything you need to know about Atento in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Atento, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.