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Should You Be Holding PagSeguro Digital Ltd (NYSE:PAGS)?

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I’ve been keeping an eye on PagSeguro Digital Ltd (NYSE:PAGS) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe PAGS has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with strong financial health as well as an optimistic future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on PagSeguro Digital here.

Exceptional growth potential with flawless balance sheet

PAGS is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 39% in the upcoming year. The optimistic bottom-line growth is supported by a similarly outstanding revenue growth over the same time period, which indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. PAGS 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 a key determinant of the company’s health. Looking at PAGS’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is rather impressive for a US$8.5b market cap company. PAGS has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NYSE:PAGS Future Profit November 30th 18
NYSE:PAGS Future Profit November 30th 18

Next Steps:

For PagSeguro Digital, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has PAGS’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.

  2. Valuation: What is PAGS 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 PAGS is currently mispriced by the market.

  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PAGS? 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.