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Why NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) Could Be A Buy

Isabel Galloway

NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS), a building company based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on NCI Building Systems’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for NCI Building Systems

What is NCI Building Systems worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 8.10% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy NCI Building Systems today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $23.78, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since NCI Building Systems’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.

What does the future of NCI Building Systems look like?

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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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for NCI Building Systems. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in NCS’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 NCS, now may not be the most advantageous 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 NCI Building Systems. You can find everything you need to know about NCI Building Systems in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in NCI Building Systems, 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.