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Does The Data Make Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) An Attractive Investment?

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Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of COHR, it is a company with strong financial health as well as a excellent growth outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Coherent here.

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

One reason why investors are attracted to COHR is its earnings growth potential in the near future of 22%, bolstered by its impressive cash-generating ability, as analysts predict its operating cash flows will rise by 57% over the same time period. This is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities. COHR is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. COHR seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.51x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NasdaqGS:COHR Past and Future Earnings, June 5th 2019

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For Coherent, I've put together three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has COHR'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.
  2. Valuation: What is COHR worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether COHR is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of COHR? 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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