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Is There Now An Opportunity In Approach Resources Inc (NASDAQ:AREX)?

Thomas Auclair

Approach Resources Inc (NASDAQ:AREX), an energy company based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NasdaqGS over the last few months. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Approach Resources’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for Approach Resources

What’s the opportunity in Approach Resources?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. I’ve used the price-to-book ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows, and its earnings doesn’t seem to reflect its true value. The stock’s ratio of 0.52x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 1.35x, which means if you buy Approach Resources today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe Approach Resources should be trading in this range, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Approach Resources’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from Approach Resources?

NasdaqGS:AREX Future Profit Feb 27th 18

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. Approach Resources’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 86.97%, 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? It seems like the market has already priced in AREX’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at AREX? 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 tabs on AREX, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for AREX, 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 Approach Resources. You can find everything you need to know about Approach Resources in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Approach Resources, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.