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Brief Commentary On FERRO S.A.'s (WSE:FRO) Fundamentals

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FERRO S.A. (WSE:FRO) 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 FRO, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive history of performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on FERRO here.

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet

Over the past few years, FRO has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. In addition to beating its historical values, FRO also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 42%. This is an notable feat for the company. FRO's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that FRO has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. FRO’s earnings amply cover its interest expense. Paying interest on time and in full can help the company get favourable debt terms in the future, leading to lower cost of debt and helps FRO expand.

WSE:FRO Income Statement, June 5th 2019

Next Steps:

For FERRO, there are three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FRO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FRO’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is FRO 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 FRO is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FRO? 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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