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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 Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Park-Ohio Holdings here.
Very undervalued with adequate balance sheet
PKOH is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that PKOH has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. Debt funding requires timely payments on interest to lenders. PKOH’s earnings sufficiently covered its interest in the prior year, which indicates there’s low risk associated with the company not being able to meet these key expenses. PKOH is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of PKOH's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, PKOH's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that PKOH is potentially undervalued.
For Park-Ohio Holdings, there are three important aspects you should further examine:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PKOH’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PKOH’s outlook.
- Historical Performance: What has PKOH'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.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PKOH? 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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