Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (ASX:CCL) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. CCL is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a a great history of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Coca-Cola Amatil here.
Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend
CCL delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 25% return to shareholders, which paints a buoyant picture for the company. CCL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. CCL appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.22x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.
Income investors would also be happy to know that CCL is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 5.6%. CCL has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.
For Coca-Cola Amatil, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should look at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CCL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CCL’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is CCL 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 CCL is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CCL? 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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