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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF)?

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap 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? Let’s take a look at International Flavors & Fragrances’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for International Flavors & Fragrances

What's the opportunity in International Flavors & Fragrances?

Great news for investors – International Flavors & Fragrances is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $150.39, but it is currently trading at US$118 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, International Flavors & Fragrances’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from International Flavors & Fragrances?

NYSE:IFF Past and Future Earnings, October 22nd 2019

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. International Flavors & Fragrances’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since IFF is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on IFF for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy IFF. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

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

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