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Is LSL Property Services plc (LON:LSL) Potentially Undervalued?

Grace Strickland

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LSL Property Services plc (LON:LSL), which is in the real estate business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the LSE. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Let’s take a look at LSL Property Services’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for LSL Property Services

What’s the opportunity in LSL Property Services?

Good news, investors! LSL Property Services is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is £3.41, but it is currently trading at UK£2.50 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because LSL Property Services’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.

What kind of growth will LSL Property Services generate?

LSE:LSL Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 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. Though in the case of LSL Property Services, it is expected to deliver a negative revenue growth of -0.8% over the next couple of years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although LSL is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to LSL, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on LSL for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

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

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