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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Fleetwood Corporation Limited (ASX:FWD), it is a financially-healthy company with a a buoyant growth outlook, not yet reflected in the share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Fleetwood here.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued
FWD's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if FWD's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, FWD's share price is trading below the group's average. This supports the theory that FWD is potentially underpriced.
FWD 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 a key determinant of the company’s health. FWD's has produced operating cash levels of 211x total debt over the past year, which implies that FWD's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.
For Fleetwood, I've put together three key aspects you should look at:
- Historical Performance: What has FWD'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.
- Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does FWD return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from FWD as an investment.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FWD? 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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