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A Spotlight On Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft's (FRA:HDD) Fundamentals

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft (FRA:HDD), it is a company with a an impressive track record of performance, trading at a great value. 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 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen here.

Undervalued with proven track record

Over the past year, HDD has grown its earnings by 54%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did HDD outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Machinery industry expansion, which generated a -5.8% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see! HDD's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of HDD's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the market, HDD is also trading below other listed companies on the DE stock exchange, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that HDD is potentially undervalued.

DB:HDD Income Statement, June 24th 2019

Next Steps:

For Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, there are three key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HDD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HDD’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are HDD’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HDD? 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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