Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS), which is in the communications business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGM. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Communications Systems’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Communications Systems?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 4.65% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Communications Systems today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $7.57, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. In addition to this, Communications Systems has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.
What does the future of Communications Systems look like?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Though in the case of Communications Systems, it is expected to deliver a negative revenue growth of -0.8% next year, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? JCS seems fairly priced right now, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to reduce the risk in your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on JCS for a while, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on JCS should the price fluctuate below its true value.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Communications Systems. You can find everything you need to know about Communications Systems in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Communications Systems, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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