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Should Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) 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 CMCO, it is a company with a great history of performance, trading at a discount. 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, take a look at the report on Columbus McKinnon here.

Undervalued with proven track record

In the past couple of years, CMCO has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did CMCO outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Machinery industry expansion, which generated a 18% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. CMCO's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of CMCO's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the machinery industry, CMCO is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that CMCO's price is currently discounted.

NasdaqGS:CMCO Income Statement, August 19th 2019

Next Steps:

For Columbus McKinnon, I've put together three pertinent factors you should further research:

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