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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Sinch AB (publ) (STO:SINCH)?

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Sinch AB (publ) (STO:SINCH), which is in the software business, and is based in Sweden, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the OM over the last few months. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s take a look at Sinch’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What's the opportunity in Sinch?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. 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 62.03x is currently trading slightly above its industry peers’ ratio of 58.93x, which means if you buy Sinch today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that Sinch should be trading at this level in the long run, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. In addition to this, it seems like Sinch’s share price is quite stable, which could mean there may be less chances to buy low in the future now that it’s fairly valued. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What does the future of Sinch look like?

OM:SINCH Past and Future Earnings, January 22nd 2020

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. Sinch’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 43%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in SINCH’s positive outlook, 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 SINCH? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuate below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on SINCH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for SINCH, which means it’s worth further examining 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 Sinch. You can find everything you need to know about Sinch in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Sinch, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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