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Should You Think About Buying NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE) Now?

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NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), which is in the construction business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQCM over the last few months, increasing to US$74.18 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$51.39. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether NV5 Global's current trading price of US$51.39 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at NV5 Global’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for NV5 Global

What is NV5 Global worth?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock seems to be currently fairly priced. 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 22.23x is currently trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 17.33x, which means if you buy NV5 Global today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that NV5 Global should be trading at this level in the long run, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that NV5 Global’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of NV5 Global look like?

NasdaqCM:NVEE Past and Future Earnings, November 18th 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. NV5 Global’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in NVEE’s positive 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 NVEE? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuate below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on NVEE, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for NVEE, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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