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A Look At TOTAL S.A.'s (EPA:FP) Exceptional Fundamentals

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TOTAL S.A. (EPA:FP) 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 FP, it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with an impressive track record of performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on TOTAL here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

FP's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that FP manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. FP's has produced operating cash levels of 0.45x total debt over the past year, which implies that FP's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

ENXTPA:FP Income Statement, July 3rd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that FP is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 5.2%. FP has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

ENXTPA:FP Historical Dividend Yield, July 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For TOTAL, there are three important factors you should further research:

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