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Is It The Right Time To Buy Uranium Energy Corp (NYSEMKT:UEC)?

Renee Allred

Uranium Energy Corp (AMEX:UEC), an energy company based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the AMEX, rising to the highs of $1.98 and falling to the lows of $1.27. 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 Uranium Energy’s current trading price of $1.3 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 Uranium Energy’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 Uranium Energy

Is Uranium Energy still cheap?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock seems to be currently fairly priced. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-book (PB) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows, and its earnings doesn’t seem to reflect its true value. I find that Uranium Energy’s ratio of 3.13x is trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 1.31x, which means if you buy Uranium Energy today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that Uranium Energy should be trading at this level in the long run, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Uranium Energy’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

Can we expect growth from Uranium Energy?

AMEX:UEC Future Profit Mar 26th 18
AMEX:UEC Future Profit Mar 26th 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. 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 16.16% in the upcoming year, the short-term outlook is positive for Uranium Energy. 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? UEC’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, 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 UEC? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

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

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