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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI)?

Matthew Smith

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Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI), which is in the chemicals business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Intrepid Potash’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Intrepid Potash

What’s the opportunity in Intrepid Potash?

Intrepid Potash appears to be overvalued by 34.98% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$3.12 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $2.31. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Intrepid Potash’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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.

What does the future of Intrepid Potash look like?

NYSE:IPI Future Profit February 11th 19

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Intrepid Potash. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in IPI’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe IPI 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. 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 IPI for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for IPI, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Intrepid Potash. You can find everything you need to know about Intrepid Potash in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Intrepid Potash, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.