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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 The Andhra Sugars Limited (NSE:ANDHRSUGAR), it is a financially-healthy company with a great track record of performance, trading at a discount. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Andhra Sugars here.
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend
ANDHRSUGAR delivered a bottom-line expansion of 63% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did ANDHRSUGAR outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Chemicals industry expansion, which generated a 13% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. ANDHRSUGAR's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that ANDHRSUGAR has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. ANDHRSUGAR's has produced operating cash levels of 0.84x total debt over the past year, which implies that ANDHRSUGAR's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.
ANDHRSUGAR's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if ANDHRSUGAR's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, ANDHRSUGAR's share price is trading below the group's average. This supports the theory that ANDHRSUGAR is potentially underpriced.
For Andhra Sugars, I've compiled three key aspects you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ANDHRSUGAR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ANDHRSUGAR’s outlook.
- Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does ANDHRSUGAR return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from ANDHRSUGAR as an investment.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ANDHRSUGAR? 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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