Why Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (NYSE:DFH) Could Be Worth Watching
While Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (NYSE:DFH) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Dream Finders Homes’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
Check out our latest analysis for Dream Finders Homes
What Is Dream Finders Homes Worth?
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 5.36x is currently trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 6.84x, which means if you buy Dream Finders Homes today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe Dream Finders Homes 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. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Dream Finders Homes’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.
What does the future of Dream Finders Homes look like?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 Dream Finders Homes, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, 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? DFH seems priced close to industry peers right now, 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 optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on DFH, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on DFH for a while, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around industry price multiples. This means there’s less benefit from mispricing. In addition to this, 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 crystallize your views on DFH should the price fluctuate below the industry PE ratio.
So while earnings quality is important, it's equally important to consider the risks facing Dream Finders Homes at this point in time. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for Dream Finders Homes you should be aware of.
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