The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price fell 5.3% today, marking yet another volatile day for the buy now, pay later business.
As usual in recent times, the ASX tech fall was started by the US FAANG shares declining including Apple dropping 4.4%, Microsoft shares going down 3.2% and the Amazon share price in the red by nearly 6%.
Is it worth buying Afterpay on the dip?
Afterpay is still one of the top performers in the ASX 200 over the past year.
However, not only is Afterpay’s valuation under question due to rising interest rates but it is now facing a senate inquiry that is looking at the whole industry.
Andrew Mitchell from Ophir Asset Management recently said at an event hosted by Lirewire and Iress Ltd (ASX: IRE) that what’s going on in Australia is a distraction. If Afterpay did go under the Consumer Credit Code then its share price may face a 30% dip. But, Mr Mitchell thinks there’s only a 50% chance that could happen.
The main thing Mr Mitchell is considering for Afterpay is its US growth. It’s a market that is ten times the size of the Australian market – there is plenty of growth potential.
Mr Mitchell said “My inclination is that this business is going to be a global success.”
Hopefully those words don’t come back to haunt him. Afterpay is delivering stunning business success. The revenue growth is impressive too.
However, it’s not making a profit yet and it’s trading at 96x FY20’s estimated earnings. If I’m ever going to buy Afterpay shares, I’m looking for a much more attractive entry point.
Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended IRESS Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.