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Is There Now An Opportunity In Schneider Electric S.E. (EPA:SU)?

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Let's talk about the popular Schneider Electric S.E. (EPA:SU). The company's shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the ENXTPA. As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Schneider Electric’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Schneider Electric

What is Schneider Electric worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 15.76% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Schneider Electric today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth €88.89, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Schneider Electric’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from Schneider Electric?

ENXTPA:SU Past and Future Earnings, February 21st 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to grow by 41% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Schneider Electric. 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? It seems like the market has already priced in SU’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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on SU, 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 further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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

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