With stocks at all times highs, we're starting to hear a lot of experts tout that equities are trading at "premium valuations" -- which is financial lingo meaning stocks are expensive relative to their underlying earnings.
While those pundits are partially correct, there's more to the story...
So while the recent rally is impressive, there's still little reason to believe we're nearing a "market crash" similar to that which we experienced in 2001 and 2008... Until that starts to change, we remain bullish on stocks.
Sure, many stocks have become expensive, but a few remain absolute bargains. For example, certain small-cap stocks still have plenty of upside potential when compared to the broader market.
No, I'm not talking about fly-by-night penny stocks -- I'm talking about companies that are on the ground floor of a promising new trend or technology. These companies are poised for explosive growth and can deliver impressive profits to investors in years to come. In today's issue, I'd like to introduce you to one such company, which is trading at bargain prices after a recent selloff.
Is It Time To Buy This $1 Billion Game Changer?
SodaStream International (Nasdaq: SODA), the manufacturer of homemade soft drink machines and one of Andy Obermueller's favorite game-changing stocks is down 26% since June... is now the time to buy?
Andy originally recommended SodaStream in September of 2012, back when the stock was trading around $35 a share. At the time, Andy thought the company's contemporary soda maker could compete head to head against major soft drink companies like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and Pepsi (NYSE: PEP). As he said of SodaStream back then:
Unsurprisingly, the machines and the flavorings are flying off the shelf. I like the device because it has a variety of sugar-free options. And the stuff is actually cost-effective versus name brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi (NYSE: PEP), after the cost of the machine has been recouped. For families that drink a lot of soda, these savings can be appreciable -- or at least perceived as appreciable -- which might push a consumer into the roughly $100 purchase.
Turns out he was right. Just 11 months after his recommendation, the stock had already soared over 80% in value...
But after the meteoric rally and ensuing correction, the question becomes... does Andy still like the stock?
The short answer to that question: yes. In his most recent report -- "The Top 5 Game-Changers of Tomorrow" -- Andy details his bullish case for SODA:
SodaStream is going places. It's going into homes, and heaven only knows where else it could end up. My guess is that restaurant chains will figure out a way to make exclusive signature sodas that include alcohol, which would elicit thousands of machine sales and a significant quantity of lucrative customized product.
I predict that sooner or later SodaStream is going to be acquired.
It's just too little money for too rich of an opportunity. At today's share price, SODA is worth $1.2 billion. In an acquisition, let's put the sticker price at an even $3 billion. Coke has nearly $10 billion in cash and nearly that again in short-term investments! Pepsi has almost $8 billion in cash on the books, plus enough inventory on hand to come up with another $4 billion.
But even if the company doesn't get acquired, Andy still thinks SODA is a good buy.
That's because unlike most game-changers, this company has long history of profitability. Even during the financial crisis of 2008-2009, SodaStream was able to make money.
What's more, with trailing twelve-month earnings of $2.48 a share, right now the company is currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of just 24 -- a number that seems ridiculously low for a "game-changer" with such heady growth potential.
Don't get me wrong, this company isn't without risk. Like most game-changers, SodaStream is subject to above-average volatility if the market experiences any turbulence. As a result, tread cautiously when taking a position.
But that said... the recent pullback in SodaStream could be presenting investors with a big opportunity. If what Andy says holds true and the company's innovative soda machines become a mainstay in the American household, then this stock's rally has only just begun...