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Chicago, IL – April 1, 2020 - Stocks in this week’s article are TEGNA Inc. TGNA, Integra LifeSciences IART, PG&E Corp. PCG, CoreLogic, Inc. CLGX and AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC.
5 Recession-Proof PEG Picks Suitable for GARP Investors
A pure-play value investor often misses the chance of betting on stocks that have bright long-term prospects. Similarly, growth investors often end up investing in expensive stocks. These kinds of investments particularly gain significance during economic turbulent periods, minimizing recessionary hurdles. This strategy helps find out all good stocks with solid long-term prospects which become absurdly cheap amid economic woes.
For that reason, some investors have come up to bridge the gap between value and growth with a hybrid strategy of investment. Their theory suggests that the principles of both value and growth strategies need to be combined, in order to make a long-term investment more effective.
Accordingly, GARP (growth at a reasonable price) investment, often known as a special case of value investment, is gaining popularity. What GARPers look for is whether or not the stocks are somewhat undervalued and have solid sustainable growth potential (Investopedia).
And here lies the importance of a not-so-popular fundamental metric, the price/earnings growth (PEG) ratio. Although it is categorized under value investing, this strategy follows the principles of both growth and value investing.
The PEG ratio is defined as: (Price/ Earnings)/Earnings Growth Rate
It relates the stocks P/E ratio with the future earnings growth rate.
While P/E alone only gives an idea of stocks that are trading at a discount, PEG, while adding the growth element to it, helps identify stocks that have solid future potential.
A lower PEG ratio, preferably less than 1, is always better for GARP investors.
Say for example, if a stock's P/E ratio is 10 and expected long-term growth rate is 15%, the company's PEG will come down to 0.66, a ratio that indicates both undervaluation and future growth potential.
However, the question that often arises is whether or not the market has an adequate number of companies that are growing earnings while trading at reasonable valuations? Going by a CFA Institute Blog by Nicolas Rabener, “on average, 38% of all stocks exhibit a PEG ratio below 1, which is more than enough for security selection.”
Unfortunately, this ratio is often neglected due to investors' limitation to calculate the future earnings growth rate of a stock.
There are some drawbacks to using the PEG ratio, though. It does not consider the very common situation of changing growth rates such as the forecast of the first three years at a very high growth rate, followed by a sustainable but lower growth rate over the long term.
Hence, PEG-based investing can turn out to be even more rewarding if some other relevant parameters are also taken into consideration.
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