Sinosoft Technology Group Limited (HKG:1297), which is in the software business, and is based in China, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the SEHK over the last few months, increasing to HK$1.95 at one point, and dropping to the lows of HK$1.45. 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 Sinosoft Technology Group's current trading price of HK$1.50 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 Sinosoft Technology Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What's the opportunity in Sinosoft Technology Group?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my relative valuation model. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Sinosoft Technology Group’s ratio of 6.63x is trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 10.25x, which means if you buy Sinosoft Technology Group today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that Sinosoft Technology Group should be trading at this level in the long run, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, it seems like Sinosoft Technology Group’s share price is quite stable, which means 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.
Can we expect growth from Sinosoft Technology Group?
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. With profit expected to grow by 40% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Sinosoft Technology Group. 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 already priced in 1297’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 track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at 1297? 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 an eye on 1297, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for 1297, which 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.
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