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At US$3.89, Is It Time To Put Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTRA) On Your Watch List?

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Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTRA), which is in the online retail business, and is based in India, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQCM over the last few months, increasing to $5.29 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $3.83. 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 Yatra Online’s current trading price of $3.89 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 Yatra Online’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for Yatra Online

What’s the opportunity in Yatra Online?

According to my valuation model, Yatra Online seems to be fairly priced at around 17% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Yatra Online today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $4.69, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Yatra Online’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

Can we expect growth from Yatra Online?

NasdaqCM:YTRA Past and Future Earnings, March 8th 2019

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 Yatra Online, 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? Currently, YTRA appears to be trading around its fair value, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on YTRA for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The stock appears to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on YTRA should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

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