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Should You Consider Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc (NASDAQ:KLIC)?

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc (NASDAQ:KLIC) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. KLIC is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Kulicke and Soffa Industries here.

Excellent balance sheet and good value

KLIC’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 indicates that KLIC has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. KLIC appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 10.49x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. KLIC’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if KLIC’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of KLIC’s peers, it is also trading at a value below those of similar sizes in asset terms. This supports the theory that KLIC is potentially underpriced.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Intrinsic Value Export November 12th 18

Next Steps:

For Kulicke and Soffa Industries, I’ve compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KLIC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KLIC’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has KLIC’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 KLIC? 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 past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.