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Brief Commentary On Micro Focus International plc's (LON:MCRO) Fundamentals

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Micro Focus International plc (LON:MCRO) 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 MCRO, it is a well-regarded dividend payer with a an impressive track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. 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 Micro Focus International here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

Over the past few years, MCRO has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did MCRO outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Software industry expansion, which generated a 16% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company.

LSE:MCRO Income Statement, June 5th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, MCRO is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 5.0%.

LSE:MCRO Historical Dividend Yield, June 5th 2019

Next Steps:

For Micro Focus International, there are three relevant aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MCRO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MCRO’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are MCRO’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MCRO? 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.

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