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September Fundamental Stock Pick: AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX)

Will Harmon

AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX) 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 AVX, it is a financially-sound company with a a strong track record of dividend payments and an optimistic future outlook. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on AVX here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential and pays a dividend

AVX’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 AVX has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. Looking at AVX’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is rather impressive for a US$3.47b market cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

NYSE:AVX Future Profit September 6th 18

AVX dishes out decent dividend payments over time, beating the low-risk savings rate, which is what investors want in order to compensate them for the risk of holding a stock.

NYSE:AVX Historical Dividend Yield September 6th 18

Next Steps:

For AVX, there are three key factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has AVX’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.
  2. Valuation: What is AVX 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 AVX is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AVX? 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.