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Is It Time To Buy Amkor Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AMKR)?

Neil Montgomery

Amkor Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AMKR), a semiconductor company based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NasdaqGS over the last few months, increasing to $11.26 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $8.28. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Amkor Technology’s current trading price of $8.93 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Amkor Technology’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. Check out our latest analysis for Amkor Technology

What’s the opportunity in Amkor Technology?

Great news for investors – Amkor Technology is still trading at a fairly cheap price. I’ve used the price-to-equity ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 7.49x is currently well-below the industry average of 22.71x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. What’s more interesting is that, Amkor Technology’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will Amkor Technology generate?

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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 Amkor Technology, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although AMKR is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to AMKR, 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 AMKR 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 Amkor Technology. You can find everything you need to know about Amkor Technology in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Amkor Technology, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass 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.