U.S. Markets closed

Why Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) Could Be Worth Watching

Simply Wall St

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK), which is in the hospitality business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of US$105 and falling to the lows of US$57.57. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Shake Shack's current trading price of US$58.88 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Shake Shack’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 Shake Shack

Is Shake Shack still cheap?

Good news, investors! Shake Shack is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $100.50, but it is currently trading at US$58.88 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Shake Shack’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 Shake Shack?

NYSE:SHAK Past and Future Earnings, December 12th 2019

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. Shake Shack’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 52%, 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? Since SHAK is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on SHAK 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 SHAK. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 Shake Shack. You can find everything you need to know about Shake Shack in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Shake Shack, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. 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. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.