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Should You Consider Dassault Aviation SA (EPA:AM)?

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I've been keeping an eye on Dassault Aviation SA (EPA:AM) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe AM has a lot to offer. Basically, 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, take a look at the report on Dassault Aviation here.

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer

AM's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that AM has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. AM appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.26x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

ENXTPA:AM Historical Debt, April 19th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that AM is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.6%. AM has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

ENXTPA:AM Historical Dividend Yield, April 19th 2019

Next Steps:

For Dassault Aviation, I've put together three key factors you should look at:

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