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At US$34.08, Is Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), which is in the interactive media and services business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Yelp’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Yelp

What is Yelp worth?

Great news for investors – Yelp is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $66.48, but it is currently trading at US$34.08 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Yelp’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company's shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from Yelp?

NYSE:YELP Past and Future Earnings, July 22nd 2019

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. Yelp’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 94%, 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? Since YELP is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. 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 YELP for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy YELP. 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 investment decision.

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

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