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Brief Commentary On Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CALM) Fundamentals

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Cal-Maine Foods here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

CALM is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. CALM appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 41.81x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. CALM’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of CALM’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the food industry, CALM is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that CALM is potentially undervalued.

NasdaqGS:CALM Price Estimation Relative to Market, March 6th 2019

Next Steps:

For Cal-Maine Foods, I’ve compiled three important factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CALM’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CALM’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has CALM’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 CALM? 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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