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IBI Group Inc (TSE:IBG), a professional services company based in Canada, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the TSX, rising to the highs of CA$7.28 and falling to the lows of CA$4.98. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether IBI Group’s current trading price of CA$4.99 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at IBI Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is IBI Group still cheap?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 6.6% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy IBI Group today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is CA$5.34, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since IBI Group’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.
Can we expect growth from IBI Group?
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. 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. In the upcoming year, IBI Group’s earnings are expected to increase by 56.0%, 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? IBG’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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on IBG, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on IBI Group. You can find everything you need to know about IBI Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in IBI Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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