NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV), which is in the it business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at NIC’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in NIC?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 6.40% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy NIC today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $21.01, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. What's more, NIC’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.
Can we expect growth from NIC?
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. With profit expected to grow by 28% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for NIC. 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 already priced in EGOV’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on EGOV, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 NIC. You can find everything you need to know about NIC in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in NIC, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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