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Is It Time To Consider Buying E.ON SE (FRA:EOAN)?

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Today we're going to take a look at the well-established E.ON SE (FRA:EOAN). The company's stock had a relatively subdued couple of weeks in terms of changes in share price, which continued to float around the range of €9.38 to €10.1. However, is this the true valuation level of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at E.ON’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 E.ON

What is E.ON worth?

Great news for investors – E.ON is still trading at a fairly cheap price. 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 7.02x is currently well-below the industry average of 23.87x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. What’s more interesting is that, E.ON’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.

Can we expect growth from E.ON?

DB:EOAN Past and Future Earnings, May 8th 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. However, with an extremely negative double-digit change in profit expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth is certainly not a driver of a buy decision. It seems like high uncertainty is on the cards for E.ON, at least in the near future.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although EOAN 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 EOAN, 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 tabs on EOAN for some time, 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 E.ON. You can find everything you need to know about E.ON in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in E.ON, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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