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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB)?

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Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB), which is in the online retail business, and is based in Australia, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the ASX, rising to highs of A$16.87 and falling to the lows of A$14.23. 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 Webjet's current trading price of A$14.39 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 Webjet’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 Webjet

What is Webjet worth?

The stock is currently trading at AU$14.39 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 24.46% compared to my intrinsic value of A$11.56. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Another thing to keep in mind is that Webjet’s share price is quite stable relative to the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What does the future of Webjet look like?

ASX:WEB Past and Future Earnings, June 10th 2019

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 more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Webjet. 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? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in WEB’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 WEB 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 WEB 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for WEB, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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

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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. Thank you for reading.