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Does The Data Make PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) An Attractive Investment?

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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 PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. 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 PotlatchDeltic here.

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet

Over the past year, PCH has grown its earnings by 42%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. In addition to beating its historical values, PCH also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 23%. This is what investors like to see! PCH'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 indicates that PCH has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. PCH seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.24x 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:PCH Income Statement, April 10th 2019

Next Steps:

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

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PCH’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PCH’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is PCH 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 PCH is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PCH? 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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