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HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS): The Best Of Both Worlds

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HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) 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 HDS, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on HD Supply Holdings here.

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet

In the past couple of years, HDS has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did HDS outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Trade Distributors industry expansion, which generated a -7.0% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. HDS's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. HDS seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.31x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NasdaqGS:HDS Income Statement, June 20th 2019

Next Steps:

For HD Supply Holdings, I've compiled three relevant aspects you should look at:

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