NIBE Industrier AB (publ) (STO:NIBE B), which is in the building business, and is based in Sweden, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the OM over the last few months. 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. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on NIBE Industrier’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in NIBE Industrier?
According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 31.39x is currently well-above the industry average of 18.36x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. In addition to this, it seems like NIBE Industrier’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.
What does the future of NIBE Industrier look like?
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. NIBE Industrier’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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in NIBE B’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe NIBE B 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 NIBE B for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for NIBE B, 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 NIBE Industrier. You can find everything you need to know about NIBE Industrier in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in NIBE Industrier, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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