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Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ:PANL): The Best Of Both Worlds

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ:PANL) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe PANL has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-robust company with an impressive track record and an optimistic growth outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Pangaea Logistics Solutions here.

Solid track record with reasonable growth potential

In the past couple of years, PANL has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did PANL outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Shipping industry, which also generated a significant triple-digit earnings growth. This is what investors like to see!

NasdaqCM:PANL Future Profit October 8th 18
NasdaqCM:PANL Future Profit October 8th 18

PANL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that PANL has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. PANL’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.25x total debt over the past year, which implies that PANL’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqCM:PANL Historical Debt October 8th 18
NasdaqCM:PANL Historical Debt October 8th 18

Next Steps:

For Pangaea Logistics Solutions, there are three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is PANL 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 PANL is currently mispriced by the market.

  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does PANL 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 PANL as an investment.

  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PANL? 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.