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Should You Think About Buying Amplifon SpA (BIT:AMP) Now?

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Amplifon SpA (BIT:AMP), which is in the healthcare business, and is based in Italy, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the BIT over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at Amplifon’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Amplifon

What is Amplifon worth?

Amplifon appears to be overvalued according to my relative valuation model. 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 48.15x is currently well-above the industry average of 32.45x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. In addition to this, it seems like Amplifon’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, 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.

What does the future of Amplifon look like?

BIT:AMP Past and Future Earnings, August 21st 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 grow by 86% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Amplifon. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in AMP’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe AMP 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 tabs on AMP for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for AMP, 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 Amplifon. You can find everything you need to know about Amplifon in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Amplifon, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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