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These Factors Make CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd (TSE:CWX) An Interesting Investment

Ray Foley

I’ve been keeping an eye on CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd (TSE:CWX) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe CWX has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-robust company with a a strong history of performance, trading at a great value. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on CanWel Building Materials Group here.

Good value with proven track record

In the previous year, CWX has ramped up its bottom line by 63.1%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did CWX outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Trade Distributors industry expansion, which generated a 28.1% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see! CWX 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 an important determinant of the company’s health. CWX’s earnings amply cover its interest expense. Paying interest on time and in full can help the company get favourable debt terms in the future, leading to lower cost of debt and helps CWX expand.

TSX:CWX Income Statement Export September 21st 18

CWX is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if CWX’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the trade distributors industry, CWX is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that CWX is potentially underpriced.

TSX:CWX Intrinsic Value Export September 21st 18

Next Steps:

For CanWel Building Materials Group, I’ve put together three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CWX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CWX’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does CWX return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from CWX as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CWX? 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.