Polytec Holding AG (VIE:PYT), which is in the auto components business, and is based in Austria, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the WBAG, rising to the highs of €13.5 and falling to the lows of €9. 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 Polytec Holding’s current trading price of €9.23 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 Polytec Holding’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What’s the opportunity in Polytec Holding?
According to my valuation model, Polytec Holding seems to be fairly priced at around 2.0% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Polytec Holding today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth €9.42, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Polytec Holding’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.
What kind of growth will Polytec Holding generate?
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. Though in the case of Polytec Holding, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 2.8%, 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? It seems like the market has already priced in PYT’s future 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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on PYT, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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.
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