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Should You Think About Buying Azimut Holding S.p.A. (BIT:AZM) Now?

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Azimut Holding S.p.A. (BIT:AZM), which is in the capital markets business, and is based in Italy, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the BIT over the last few months. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Azimut Holding’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

Check out our latest analysis for Azimut Holding

What's the opportunity in Azimut Holding?

According to my valuation model, Azimut Holding seems to be fairly priced at around 1.5% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Azimut Holding today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is €23.24, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Azimut 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.

What kind of growth will Azimut Holding generate?

BIT:AZM Past and Future Earnings, December 1st 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. Though in the case of Azimut Holding, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 0.6%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in AZM’s future outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on AZM, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Azimut Holding. You can find everything you need to know about Azimut Holding in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Azimut Holding, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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