Let's talk about the popular NN Group N.V. (AMS:NN). The company's shares saw significant share price movement during recent months on the ENXTAM, rising to highs of €35.71 and falling to the lows of €31.32. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether NN Group's current trading price of €33.82 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at NN Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is NN Group still cheap?
According to my relative valuation model, the stock seems to be currently fairly priced. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that NN Group’s ratio of 10.82x is trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 12.56x, which means if you buy NN Group today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that NN Group should be trading at this level in the long run, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. In addition to this, it seems like NN Group’s share price is quite stable, which could mean there may be less chances to buy low in the future now that it’s fairly valued. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.
What does the future of NN Group look like?
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. 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. NN Group’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 38%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? NN’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, 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 NN? 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 an eye on NN, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for NN, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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