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Should You Consider Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC)?

Simply Wall St

I’ve been keeping an eye on Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe EQC has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. 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 Equity Commonwealth here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past few years, EQC has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did EQC outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the REITs industry expansion, which generated a 23% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. EQC’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. EQC seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.33x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NYSE:EQC Income Statement, March 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For Equity Commonwealth, I’ve put together three key factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for EQC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for EQC’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is EQC worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether EQC is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of EQC? 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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