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An Examination Of Swire Properties Limited (HKG:1972)

I’ve been keeping an eye on Swire Properties Limited (HKG:1972) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe 1972 has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Swire Properties here.

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record

1972 delivered a bottom-line expansion of 65% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did 1972 outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Real Estate industry expansion, which generated a 50% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company. 1972’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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. 1972’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.24x total debt over the past year, which implies that 1972’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

SEHK:1972 Income Statement Export October 8th 18

Next Steps:

For Swire Properties, I’ve put together three important factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 1972’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 1972’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is 1972 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 1972 is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of 1972? 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.