U.S. markets closed

How Alstom SA (EPA:ALO) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio

Simply Wall St

Alstom SA (EPA:ALO) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of ALO, it is a dependable dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Alstom here.

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer

ALO's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. ALO's has produced operating cash levels of 0.39x total debt over the past year, which implies that ALO's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

ENXTPA:ALO Historical Debt, August 26th 2019

ALO’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 14%.

ENXTPA:ALO Historical Dividend Yield, August 26th 2019

Next Steps:

For Alstom, I've compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ALO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ALO’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has ALO's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ALO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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.