There are many factors that make up a great investment. Generally, important aspects to consider can be grouped into the following five factors: past performance, financial health, future growth, value for money and cash flow to investors. In this article, I’ve put together a list of companies which delivered strong outcome for two or more fundamental aspects, making them popular investments for all kinds of investors.
DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT)
DHT Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates crude oil tankers primarily in Oslo, Norway and Singapore. Formed in 2010, and currently run by Trygve Munthe, the company employs 15 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $542.34M, we can put it in the small-cap stocks category.
DHT is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 53.05% in the upcoming year overtaking the market average earnings growth rate of 4.47%. DHT’s shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, as well as its relative price-to-equity valuation, meaning those that are interested in the stock can buy it for cheap. What’s more is, DHT is considered one of the top dividend payers in the market, and its profitability ensures that dividends are well-covered by its net income. Continue research on DHT Holdings here.
Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCKT)
Socket Mobile, Inc. produces data capture products for mobile applications used in business mobility markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Started in 1992, and run by CEO Kevin Mills, the company size now stands at 53 people and with the stock’s market cap sitting at USD $24.61M, it comes under the small-cap category.
SCKT’s earnings growth in the past year reaching triple-digits, producing an outstanding triple-digit return to shareholders, paints an buoyant picture for the company. SCKT has sufficient cash and investments to meet its upcoming liabilities, and its debt is adequately covered by its operating cash, which indicates its strong financial position. In addition to this, SCKT’s share price is below its intrinsic value based on its discounted cash flows, and its relative PE ratio compared to its industry, so potential investors can purchase the stock below its value. More detail on Socket Mobile here.
The First of Long Island Corporation (NASDAQ:FLIC)
The First of Long Island Corporation operates as the holding company for The First National Bank of Long Island that provides financial services to privately owned businesses, professionals, consumers, public bodies, and other organizations. Formed in 1927, and headed by CEO Michael Vittorio, the company provides employment to 314 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at USD $706.91M, it falls under the small-cap group.
FLIC’s earnings growth in the past year of 16.95%, surpassing its industry profit growth level of 9.30%, is what investors like to see. FLIC has maintained a strong level of equity relative to its debt funding, resulting in a favorable asset-to-equity position, which is crucial for a financial firm. Last but not least, FLIC has been able to reinvest its profits, as well as pay some out as dividends, which has been climbing over a long period of time. More detail on First of Long Island here.
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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.