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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), there's is a financially-healthy company with a an impressive history of dividend payments and a buoyant growth outlook. 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 Ball here.
Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend
BLL is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 29% in the upcoming year underlying the notable 31% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. BLL 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 crucial insight into the health of the company. BLL's has produced operating cash levels of 0.21x total debt over the past year, which implies that BLL's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.
Income investors would also be happy to know that BLL is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.0%. BLL has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.
For Ball, there are three fundamental aspects you should further research:
- Historical Performance: What has BLL'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.
- Valuation: What is BLL 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 BLL is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BLL? 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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