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Should You Think About Buying Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE:IVR) Now?

Jonathon Baker

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Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE:IVR), which is in the mortgage reits business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a small cap stock, which tends to lack high analyst coverage, 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 Invesco Mortgage Capital’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in Invesco Mortgage Capital?

Good news, investors! Invesco Mortgage Capital is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $23.44, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Invesco Mortgage Capital’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, 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 Invesco Mortgage Capital look like?

NYSE:IVR Future Profit February 5th 19

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 -7.9% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for Invesco Mortgage Capital. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although IVR 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 IVR, 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 IVR 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 Invesco Mortgage Capital. You can find everything you need to know about Invesco Mortgage Capital in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Invesco Mortgage Capital, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.