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UCB SA (EBR:UCB) Has Attractive Fundamentals

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UCB SA (EBR:UCB) 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 UCB, it is a dependable dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. 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, read the full report on UCB here.

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer

UCB's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that UCB has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. UCB appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.75x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

ENXTBR:UCB Historical Debt, August 27th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that UCB is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.8%. UCB has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

ENXTBR:UCB Historical Dividend Yield, August 27th 2019

Next Steps:

For UCB, I've put together three relevant factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UCB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for UCB’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has UCB'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 UCB? 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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