SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR), which is in the semiconductor business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NasdaqGS, rising to the highs of $8.07 and falling to the lows of $5.94. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether SunPower’s current trading price of $6.08 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 SunPower’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 SunPower?
SunPower appears to be overvalued by 47.51% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$6.08 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $4.12. This means that the opportunity to buy SunPower at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since SunPower’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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 SunPower look like?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to grow by 91% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for SunPower. 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? SPWR’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe SPWR should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on SPWR for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for SPWR, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on SunPower. You can find everything you need to know about SunPower in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in SunPower, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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