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Should You Think About Buying 888 Holdings plc (LON:888) Now?

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888 Holdings plc (LON:888), which is in the hospitality business, and is based in Gibraltar, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the LSE over the last few months. As a 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 take a look at 888 Holdings’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for 888 Holdings

What's the opportunity in 888 Holdings?

Good news, investors! 888 Holdings is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is £2.43, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, 888 Holdings’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, 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 888 Holdings?

LSE:888 Past and Future Earnings, October 15th 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. However, with a negative profit growth of -16% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for 888 Holdings. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although 888 is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to 888, 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 888 for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further 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 888 Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about 888 Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in 888 Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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