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Is Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) Potentially Underrated?

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I've been keeping an eye on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe BAH has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding here.

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet

Over the past year, BAH has grown its earnings by 39%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did BAH outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the IT industry expansion, which generated a 11% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. BAH's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that BAH has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. BAH seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.27x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NYSE:BAH Income Statement, July 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For Booz Allen Hamilton Holding, I've compiled three key aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BAH’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BAH’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is BAH worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether BAH is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BAH? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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