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Why CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) Could Be A Buy

Chris Amalia

CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP), a communications company based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NasdaqGS. With many analysts covering the 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? Let’s take a look at CalAmp’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for CalAmp

What is CalAmp worth?

CalAmp appears to be overvalued according to my relative valuation model. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-equity (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that CalAmp’s ratio of 215.63x is above its peer average of 21.16x, which suggests the stock is overvalued compared to the communications industry. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that CalAmp’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 does the future of CalAmp look like?

NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Profit Dec 21st 17

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. CalAmp’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 well and truly priced in CalAmp’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe CalAmp 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 CalAmp for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for CalAmp, 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 CalAmp. You can find everything you need to know about CalAmp in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in CalAmp, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass 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.