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Should You Buy National Presto Industries Inc (NYSE:NPK) Based On These Aspects?

Casey Hall

National Presto Industries Inc (NYSE:NPK) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of NPK, it is a notable dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on National Presto Industries here.

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer

NPK’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Looking at NPK’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NYSE:NPK Historical Debt June 23rd 18

NPK’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 4.59%.

NYSE:NPK Historical Dividend Yield June 23rd 18

Next Steps:

For National Presto Industries, there are three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NPK’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NPK’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has NPK’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 NPK? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.