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Should You Think About Buying DNB ASA (OB:DNB) Now?

Simply Wall St
·3-min read

DNB ASA (OB:DNB) saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the OB over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-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? Let’s take a look at DNB’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for DNB

Is DNB still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 4.8% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy DNB today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is NOK114.98, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, DNB’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What kind of growth will DNB generate?

OB:DNB Past and Future Earnings April 26th 2020
OB:DNB Past and Future Earnings April 26th 2020

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. 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 DNB, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -8.7%, 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? Currently, DNB appears to be trading around its fair value, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock beneficial for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on DNB for a while, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help crystalize your views on DNB should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.