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Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:CUBI), operating in the financial services industry 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 stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Customers Bancorp’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
Is Customers Bancorp still cheap?
According to my valuation model, Customers Bancorp seems to be fairly priced at around 11.51% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Customers Bancorp today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $18.6, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Customers Bancorp’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.
What kind of growth will Customers Bancorp generate?
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 66% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Customers Bancorp. 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? CUBI’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. 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 CUBI, 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 further examining 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 Customers Bancorp. You can find everything you need to know about Customers Bancorp in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Customers Bancorp, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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