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Western Areas Limited (ASX:WSA): A Fundamentally Attractive Investment

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I've been keeping an eye on Western Areas Limited (ASX:WSA) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe WSA has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with robust financial health as well as a excellent growth outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Western Areas here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

WSA'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 WSA manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. WSA currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

ASX:WSA Past and Future Earnings, August 15th 2019

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For Western Areas, I've put together three essential factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has WSA'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.
  2. Valuation: What is WSA 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 WSA is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of WSA? 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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