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A Look At LHC Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:LHCG) Exceptional Fundamentals

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LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) 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 LHCG, it is a company with impressive financial health as well as a excellent growth outlook. 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 LHC Group here.

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than LHCG, with its expected earinngs growth of 28%, bolstered by its impressive cash-generating ability, as analysts predict its operating cash flows will rise by 73% over the same time period. This is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities. LHCG is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that LHCG has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. LHCG seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.45x 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:LHCG Past and Future Earnings, March 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For LHC Group, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has LHCG’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 LHCG 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 LHCG is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of LHCG? 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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