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Continental Aktiengesellschaft (FRA:CON): Commentary On Fundamentals

Dale Lombardi

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 Continental Aktiengesellschaft (FRA:CON), 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. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Continental here.

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer

CON is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that CON has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. CON appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

DB:CON Historical Debt December 20th 18

Income investors would also be happy to know that CON is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 3.7%. CON has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

DB:CON Historical Dividend Yield December 20th 18

Next Steps:

For Continental, I’ve put together three pertinent aspects you should look at:

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