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A Spotlight On United Internet AG's (FRA:UTDI) Fundamentals

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United Internet AG (FRA:UTDI) 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 UTDI, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on United Internet here.

Good value with adequate balance sheet

UTDI 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 an important determinant of the company’s health. UTDI's has produced operating cash levels of 0.24x total debt over the past year, which implies that UTDI's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. UTDI is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of UTDI's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the telecom industry, UTDI is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that UTDI is potentially undervalued.

DB:UTDI Price Estimation Relative to Market, May 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For United Internet, I've compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UTDI’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for UTDI’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has UTDI'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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of UTDI? 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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