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An Examination Of Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CTRA)

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I've been keeping an eye on Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CTRA) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe CTRA has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with a an impressive track record of performance, trading at a discount. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Contura Energy here.

Undervalued with solid track record

Over the past few years, CTRA has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 28% Not surprisingly, CTRA outperformed its industry which returned 13%, giving us more conviction of the company's capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward. CTRA's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if CTRA's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the oil and gas industry, CTRA is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that CTRA is potentially underpriced.

NYSE:CTRA Income Statement, April 11th 2019

Next Steps:

For Contura Energy, there are three fundamental factors you should further research:

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