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Why MarineMax Inc (NYSE:HZO) Could Be Worth Watching

MarineMax Inc (NYSE:HZO), which is in the specialty retail business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $23.5 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $18.4. 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 MarineMax’s current trading price of $19.98 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 MarineMax’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for MarineMax

What’s the opportunity in MarineMax?

According to my valuation model, MarineMax seems to be fairly priced at around 7.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy MarineMax today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $21.69, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because MarineMax’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What kind of growth will MarineMax generate?

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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. MarineMax’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 36%, 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? It seems like the market has already priced in HZO’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 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 HZO, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect 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 MarineMax. You can find everything you need to know about MarineMax in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in MarineMax, 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.