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Should You Be Holding FirstService Corporation (TSE:FSV)?

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FirstService Corporation (TSE:FSV) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of FSV, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record of performance. 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 FirstService here.

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record

Over the past few years, FSV has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 23% Unsurprisingly, FSV surpassed the Real Estate industry return of 7.0%, which gives us more confidence of the company’s capacity to drive earnings going forward. FSV’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that FSV manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. FSV appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.3x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

TSX:FSV Income Statement, March 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For FirstService, there are three pertinent factors you should further research:

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