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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR)?

Joseph Holm

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), which is in the tech business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NasdaqGS over the last few months. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Let’s take a look at Immersion’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Immersion worth?

Good news, investors! Immersion is still a bargain right now. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 6.21x is currently well-below the industry average of 15.62x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Immersion’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.

Can we expect growth from Immersion?

NasdaqGS:IMMR Future Profit January 18th 19
NasdaqGS:IMMR Future Profit January 18th 19

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. However, with a negative profit growth of -5.4% expected next year, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Immersion. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although IMMR is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to IMMR, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on IMMR for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Immersion. You can find everything you need to know about Immersion in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Immersion, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.