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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS)?

Simply Wall St
·3 min read

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), which is in the semiconductor business, and is based in China, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of US$28.64 and falling to the lows of US$17.41. 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 JinkoSolar Holding's current trading price of US$17.41 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 JinkoSolar Holding’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for JinkoSolar Holding

What is JinkoSolar Holding worth?

Good news, investors! JinkoSolar Holding is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $27.31, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because JinkoSolar 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.

Can we expect growth from JinkoSolar Holding?

NYSE:JKS Past and Future Earnings, March 16th 2020
NYSE:JKS Past and Future Earnings, March 16th 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. Though in the case of JinkoSolar Holding, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although JKS is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to JKS, 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 JKS 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 JinkoSolar Holding. You can find everything you need to know about JinkoSolar Holding in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in JinkoSolar Holding, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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