Growthpoint Properties Australia (ASX:GOZ), which is in the reits business, and is based in Australia, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the ASX. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Growthpoint Properties Australia’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Growthpoint Properties Australia?
Growthpoint Properties Australia appears to be overvalued by 43% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at AU$3.30 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of A$2.31. This means that the opportunity to buy Growthpoint Properties Australia at a good price has disappeared! Furthermore, Growthpoint Properties Australia’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.
What kind of growth will Growthpoint Properties Australia generate?
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. Though in the case of Growthpoint Properties Australia, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? If you believe GOZ should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. Given the uncertainty from negative growth in the future, this could be the right time to reduce your total portfolio risk. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on GOZ for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. Price climbed passed its true value, in addition to a risky future outlook. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management. Should the price fall in the future, will you be well-informed enough to buy?
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Growthpoint Properties Australia. You can find everything you need to know about Growthpoint Properties Australia in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Growthpoint Properties Australia, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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