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Should You Think About Buying Absolute Software Corporation (TSE:ABT) Now?

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Absolute Software Corporation (TSE:ABT), which is in the software business, and is based in Canada, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the TSX. With many analysts covering the 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 take a look at Absolute Software’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Absolute Software

What is Absolute Software worth?

Absolute Software appears to be overvalued by 49.31% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at CA$8.90 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of CA$5.96. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. In addition to this, it seems like Absolute Software’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from Absolute Software?

TSX:ABT Past and Future Earnings, April 18th 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. Absolute Software’s earnings growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming years, indicating a solid future ahead. This should lead to robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? ABT’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe ABT should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on ABT for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for ABT, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Absolute Software. You can find everything you need to know about Absolute Software in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Absolute Software, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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