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These Factors Make Sylvania Platinum Limited (LON:SLP) An Interesting Investment

Simply Wall St

As an investor, I look for investments which do not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Sylvania Platinum Limited (LON:SLP), it is a financially-robust company with a great track record and a buoyant growth outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Sylvania Platinum here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

SLP has a strong track record of performance. In the previous year, SLP delivered an impressive double-digit return of 8.5% Not surprisingly, SLP outperformed its industry which returned 8.1%, giving us more conviction of the company's capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward.

AIM:SLP Past and Future Earnings, August 31st 2019

SLP's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that SLP has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Looking at SLP's capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

AIM:SLP Historical Debt, August 31st 2019

Next Steps:

For Sylvania Platinum, there are three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is SLP 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 SLP is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does SLP 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 SLP as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SLP? 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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