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Should You Be Holding WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC)?

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC) 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 WCC, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. 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 WESCO International here.

Excellent balance sheet and good value

WCC’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This implies that WCC manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. WCC appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.24x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. WCC is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, WCC’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This further reaffirms that WCC is potentially undervalued.

NYSE:WCC Intrinsic value, March 15th 2019

Next Steps:

For WESCO International, there are three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for WCC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for WCC’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has WCC’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 WCC? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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