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Why Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) Could Be Worth Watching

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Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Pitney Bowes’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Pitney Bowes

What is Pitney Bowes worth?

Good news, investors! Pitney Bowes is still a bargain right now. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Pitney Bowes’s ratio of 6.63x is below its peer average of 21.52x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Commercial Services industry. However, given that Pitney Bowes’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.

Can we expect growth from Pitney Bowes?

NYSE:PBI Past and Future Earnings, April 19th 2019

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. 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. Pitney Bowes’s earnings growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming years, indicating a solid future ahead. This should lead to robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since PBI is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on PBI for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy PBI. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Pitney Bowes. You can find everything you need to know about Pitney Bowes in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Pitney Bowes, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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