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When Should You Buy NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH)?

·3-min read

While NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw significant share price movement during recent months on the ASX, rising to highs of AU$2.16 and falling to the lows of AU$1.70. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether NRW Holdings' current trading price of AU$1.75 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at NRW Holdings’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for NRW Holdings

Is NRW Holdings still cheap?

According to my price multiple model, which makes a comparison between the company's price-to-earnings ratio and the industry average, the stock price seems to be justfied. 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 11.19x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 15.97x, which means if you buy NRW Holdings today, you’d be paying a decent price for it. And if you believe that NRW Holdings should be trading at this level in the long run, then there’s not much of an upside to gain over and above other industry peers. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because NRW Holdings’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 NRW Holdings generate?

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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. With profit expected to grow by 57% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for NRW Holdings. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? NWH’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around industry price multiples. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at NWH? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below the industry PE ratio?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on NWH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around industry price multiples. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for NWH, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Keep in mind, when it comes to analysing a stock it's worth noting the risks involved. For example - NRW Holdings has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

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