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Should You Consider Swedish Match AB (publ) (STO:SWMA)?

Simply Wall St

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 Swedish Match AB (publ) (STO:SWMA), it is a well-regarded dividend payer with a strong history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Swedish Match here.

Solid track record established dividend payer

SWMA delivered a bottom-line expansion of 15% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did SWMA outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Tobacco industry expansion, which generated a 1.2% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company.

OM:SWMA Income Statement, October 2nd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that SWMA is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.5%. SWMA has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

OM:SWMA Historical Dividend Yield, October 2nd 2019

Next Steps:

For Swedish Match, I've compiled three essential aspects you should look at:

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