SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK), might not be a large cap stock, but it led the ASX gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock's share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let's examine SEEK's valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there's still a bargain opportunity.
See our latest analysis for SEEK
What Is SEEK Worth?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It's trading around 18.90% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy SEEK today, you'd be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth A$21.19, then there isn't really any room for the share price grow beyond what it's currently trading. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that SEEK'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.
Can we expect growth from SEEK?
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 grow by 33% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for SEEK. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
What This Means For You
Are you a shareholder? SEK's optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven't considered today, such as the track record of its management team. 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 tabs on SEK, now may not be the most optimal 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 diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
Keep in mind, when it comes to analysing a stock it's worth noting the risks involved. While conducting our analysis, we found that SEEK has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore it.
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