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A Spotlight On Camellia Plc's (LON:CAM) Fundamentals

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I've been keeping an eye on Camellia Plc (LON:CAM) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe CAM has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with an impressive track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Camellia here.

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend

CAM 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. Not only did CAM outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Food industry expansion, which generated a 2.0% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see! CAM'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 implies that CAM manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. CAM's has produced operating cash levels of 0.99x total debt over the past year, which implies that CAM's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

AIM:CAM Income Statement, September 14th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, CAM is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.5%.

AIM:CAM Historical Dividend Yield, September 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Camellia, I've put together three pertinent factors you should further examine:

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