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Is It Time To Buy Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC)?

Petra Goodwin

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC), an energy company based in Bermuda, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Ardmore Shipping’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. Check out our latest analysis for Ardmore Shipping

Is Ardmore Shipping still cheap?

Good news, investors! Ardmore Shipping is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $15.18, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that Ardmore Shipping’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Ardmore Shipping generate?

NYSE:ASC Future Profit Mar 26th 18

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 Ardmore Shipping, it is expected to deliver a negative revenue growth of -10.36% over the next couple of 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 ASC 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 ASC, 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 ASC 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 Ardmore Shipping. You can find everything you need to know about Ardmore Shipping in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Ardmore Shipping, 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.