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At US$86.60, Is Meta Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:CASH) A Buy?

Liliana Gabriel

Meta Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:CASH), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NasdaqGS over the last few months, increasing to $116.05 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $84.7. 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 Meta Financial Group’s current trading price of $86.6 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 Meta Financial Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What’s the opportunity in Meta Financial Group?

According to my valuation model, Meta Financial Group seems to be fairly priced at around 10.8% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Meta Financial Group today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $97.1, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Meta Financial Group’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 Meta Financial Group?

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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. Meta Financial Group’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in CASH’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on CASH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Meta Financial Group. You can find everything you need to know about Meta Financial Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Meta Financial Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.