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Should You Think About Buying Redrow plc (LON:RDW) Now?

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Redrow plc (LON:RDW), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw significant share price movement during recent months on the LSE, rising to highs of UK£7.19 and falling to the lows of UK£6.21. 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 Redrow's current trading price of UK£6.48 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Redrow’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for Redrow

What's the opportunity in Redrow?

The share price seems sensible at the moment according to my price multiple model, where I compare the company's price-to-earnings ratio to the industry average. 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 8.76x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 12.46x, which means if you buy Redrow today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe Redrow should be trading in this range, then there isn’t much room for the share price to grow beyond the levels of other industry peers over the long-term. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Redrow’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 does the future of Redrow look like?

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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. With profit expected to grow by 27% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Redrow. 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? RDW’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 RDW? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuate below the industry PE ratio?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on RDW, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around industry price multiples. However, the optimistic forecast is encouraging for RDW, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

If you want to dive deeper into Redrow, you'd also look into what risks it is currently facing. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Redrow you should be aware of.

If you are no longer interested in Redrow, you can use our free platform to see our list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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