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Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL): The Best Of Both Worlds

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I've been keeping an eye on Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe RL has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a dependable dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Ralph Lauren here.

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer

RL 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. RL seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 1.08x 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:RL Historical Debt, September 17th 2019

RL is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:RL Historical Dividend Yield, September 17th 2019

Next Steps:

For Ralph Lauren, I've compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for RL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for RL’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has RL'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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of RL? 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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