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Clarkson PLC (LON:CKN): Commentary On Fundamentals

Neil Montgomery

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 Clarkson PLC (LON:CKN), it is a dependable 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, read the full report on Clarkson here.

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer

CKN’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 implies that CKN manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. CKN currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

LSE:CKN Historical Debt June 21st 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, CKN is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.85%.

LSE:CKN Historical Dividend Yield June 21st 18

Next Steps:

For Clarkson, I’ve compiled three key factors you should further research:

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