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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)?

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), which is in the aerospace & defense business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. 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? Let’s take a look at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

What is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions worth?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 40.2%, trading at US$15.63 compared to my intrinsic value of $11.15. This means that the opportunity to buy Kratos Defense & Security Solutions at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Given that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Kratos Defense & Security Solutions generate?

NasdaqGS:KTOS Past and Future Earnings, April 1st 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? KTOS’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe KTOS should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on KTOS for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for KTOS, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. You can find everything you need to know about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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. Thank you for reading.