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Should You Think About Buying Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) Now?

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Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Benchmark Electronics’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Benchmark Electronics worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Benchmark Electronics today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $29.79, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, Benchmark Electronics’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What does the future of Benchmark Electronics look like?

NYSE:BHE Past and Future Earnings, July 5th 2019

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. However, with a negative profit growth of -16% expected next year, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Benchmark Electronics. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Currently, BHE appears to be trading around its fair value, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to reduce the risk in your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on BHE for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on BHE should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

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