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A Look At Photronics Inc’s (NASDAQ:PLAB) Exceptional Fundamentals

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Photronics Inc (NASDAQ:PLAB), there’s is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Photronics here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past few years, PLAB has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did PLAB outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Semiconductor industry expansion, which generated a 9.6% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. PLAB’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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. PLAB’s has produced operating cash levels of 1.9x total debt over the past year, which implies that PLAB’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:PLAB Income Statement Export December 4th 18

Next Steps:

For Photronics, I’ve put together three key aspects you should look at:

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