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A Spotlight On Laserbond Limited's (ASX:LBL) 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 Laserbond Limited (ASX:LBL), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Laserbond here.

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet

Over the past few years, LBL has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 23% return to shareholders, which is an notable feat for the company. LBL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that LBL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. LBL appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.77x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

ASX:LBL Income Statement, May 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For Laserbond, there are three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for LBL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for LBL’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is LBL 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 LBL is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of LBL? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.