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Is It Time To Buy BT Group plc (LON:BT.A)?

Phillip Young

BT Group plc (LSE:BT.A) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the LSE in the over the last few months, increasing to £2.78 at one point, and dropping to the lows of £2.44. 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 BT Group’s current trading price of £2.5 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at BT Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. View our latest analysis for BT Group

Is BT Group still cheap?

Great news for investors – BT Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is £4.78, but it is currently trading at £2.5 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that BT Group’s share price is quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

Can we expect growth from BT Group?

LSE:BT.A Future Profit Feb 5th 18

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. 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. With profit expected to grow by 64.75% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for BT Group. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since BT Group is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on BT Group for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy BT Group. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on BT Group. You can find everything you need to know about BT Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in BT Group, 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.