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Should Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

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 Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), it is a financially-robust company with a a strong history of performance, trading at a discount. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Control4 here.

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet

CTRL delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 21%, which is what investors like to see! CTRL’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 implies that CTRL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. Investors should not worry about CTRL’s debt levels because the company has none! This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NasdaqGS:CTRL Income Statement, March 4th 2019

CTRL is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the electronic industry, CTRL is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that CTRL is potentially underpriced.

NasdaqGS:CTRL Intrinsic value, March 4th 2019

Next Steps:

For Control4, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CTRL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CTRL’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does CTRL return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from CTRL as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CTRL? 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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