Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL), which is in the consumer finance business, and is based in United Kingdom, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the AIM 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, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Morses Club’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What is Morses Club worth?
Morses Club appears to be overvalued by 25.23% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at UK£1.58 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of £1.26. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. In addition to this, it seems like Morses Club’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 kind of growth will Morses Club generate?
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. Morses Club’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 MCL’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe MCL 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 MCL for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for MCL, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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