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Why I Like ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO)

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ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of ACCO, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on ACCO Brands here.

Very undervalued with adequate balance sheet

ACCO 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. ACCO appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.22x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. ACCO's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of ACCO's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, ACCO's share price is trading below the group's average. This bolsters the proposition that ACCO's price is currently discounted.

NYSE:ACCO Price Estimation Relative to Market, March 27th 2019

Next Steps:

For ACCO Brands, there are three key aspects you should further examine:

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