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At US$35.50, Is Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ:MATW) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ:MATW), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Matthews International’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Matthews International

What is Matthews International worth?

Good news, investors! Matthews International is still a bargain right now. 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 Matthews International’s ratio of 17.84x is below its peer average of 25.99x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Commercial Services industry. However, given that Matthews International’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Matthews International generate?

NasdaqGS:MATW Past and Future Earnings, November 12th 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. 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. Matthews International’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 50%, 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 MATW 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 MATW for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy MATW. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 Matthews International. You can find everything you need to know about Matthews International in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Matthews International, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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