Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Oxford Industries Inc (NYSE:OXM) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. OXM is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a an impressive history of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Oxford Industries here.
Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend
In the previous year, OXM has ramped up its bottom line by 19.15%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did OXM outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Luxury industry expansion, which generated a 7.19% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. OXM is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that OXM manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. OXM seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 2.59x 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.
OXM is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.
For Oxford Industries, I’ve compiled three key factors you should look at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for OXM’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for OXM’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is OXM 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 OXM is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of OXM? 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 pass 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.