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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS)?

Simply Wall St

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), which is in the online retail business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over the last few months, increasing to US$20.03 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$13.39. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's current trading price of US$13.45 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 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’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 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

Is 1-800-FLOWERS.COM still cheap?

Great news for investors – 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 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 23.53x is currently well-below the industry average of 32.95x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. However, given that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’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 does the future of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM look like?

NasdaqGS:FLWS Past and Future Earnings, November 4th 2019

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 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 8.6%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since FLWS is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. 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 FLWS for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy FLWS. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. You can find everything you need to know about 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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