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A Spotlight On Barco NV's (EBR:BAR) Fundamentals

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Barco NV (EBR:BAR) 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 BAR, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. 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 Barco here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

BAR delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, BAR also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 11%. This is an optimistic signal for the future. BAR'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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. BAR seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 2.26x 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.

ENXTBR:BAR Income Statement, July 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For Barco, I've put together three key factors you should further examine:

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