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Why Salt Lake Potash Limited (ASX:SO4) Could Be Worth Watching

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Salt Lake Potash Limited (ASX:SO4), is not the largest company out there, but it saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the ASX. As a small cap stock, which tends to lack high analyst coverage, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s take a look at Salt Lake Potash’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Salt Lake Potash

What is Salt Lake Potash worth?

According to my valuation model, Salt Lake Potash seems to be fairly priced at around 19% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Salt Lake Potash today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth A$0.75, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Salt Lake Potash’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 Salt Lake Potash generate?

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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. 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. In the upcoming year, Salt Lake Potash’s earnings 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 SO4’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 SO4, now may not be the most advantageous 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 further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

If you want to dive deeper into Salt Lake Potash, you'd also look into what risks it is currently facing. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 2 warning signs with Salt Lake Potash, and understanding these should be part of your investment process.

If you are no longer interested in Salt Lake Potash, you can use our free platform to see our list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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