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These Factors Make Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) An Interesting Investment

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Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of CRDA, it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Croda International here.

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer

CRDA's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that CRDA has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. CRDA's has produced operating cash levels of 0.53x total debt over the past year, which implies that CRDA's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

LSE:CRDA Historical Debt, July 16th 2019

CRDA is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

LSE:CRDA Historical Dividend Yield, July 16th 2019

Next Steps:

For Croda International, I've compiled three key factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CRDA’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CRDA’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has CRDA'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 CRDA? 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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