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An Examination Of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI)

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. UFPI is a well-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. 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 Universal Forest Products here.

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer

UFPI’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that UFPI has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. UFPI appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.51x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NasdaqGS:UFPI Historical Debt, March 18th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, UFPI is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.2%.

NasdaqGS:UFPI Historical Dividend Yield, March 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For Universal Forest Products, there are three pertinent aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UFPI’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for UFPI’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has UFPI’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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of UFPI? 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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