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At US$13.50, Is It Time To Put SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) On Your Watch List?

Simply Wall St

SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN), which is in the consumer retailing business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on SpartanNash’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for SpartanNash

Is SpartanNash still cheap?

Good news, investors! SpartanNash is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $26.75, but it is currently trading at US$13.50 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, SpartanNash’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. 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 SpartanNash look like?

NasdaqGS:SPTN Past and Future Earnings, January 16th 2020
NasdaqGS:SPTN Past and Future Earnings, January 16th 2020

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 SpartanNash, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting top-line growth of 5.4% in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since SPTN 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 SPTN for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy SPTN. 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 buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on SpartanNash. You can find everything you need to know about SpartanNash in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in SpartanNash, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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