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Is It Time To Consider Buying KB Home (NYSE:KBH)?

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KB Home (NYSE:KBH), which is in the consumer durables business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine KB Home’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for KB Home

What is KB Home worth?

According to my valuation model, KB Home seems to be fairly priced at around 19% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy KB Home today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $31.72, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that KB Home’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of KB Home look like?

NYSE:KBH Past and Future Earnings, April 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 a relatively muted profit growth of 1.1% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for KB Home, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? KBH’s 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 the stock? 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 an eye on KBH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 KB Home. You can find everything you need to know about KB Home in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in KB Home, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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