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Should Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

Pam Parks

Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of OXM, it is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a a strong track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Oxford Industries here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend

OXM delivered a bottom-line expansion of 37% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did OXM outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Luxury industry expansion, which generated a 2.6% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see! OXM’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 indicates that OXM has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. OXM seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 3.66x 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.

NYSE:OXM Income Statement Export January 7th 19

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, OXM is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.8%.

NYSE:OXM Historical Dividend Yield January 7th 19

Next Steps:

For Oxford Industries, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further examine:

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