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Why Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY) Could Be Your Next Investment

Simply Wall St

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 Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY), it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with an impressive track record of performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Burberry Group here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend

BRBY delivered a bottom-line expansion of 16% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 23%, which is what investors like to see! BRBY 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 a key determinant of the company’s health. BRBY appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 11.06x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

LSE:BRBY Income Statement, September 23rd 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, BRBY is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.9%.

LSE:BRBY Historical Dividend Yield, September 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Burberry Group, there are three essential factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BRBY’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BRBY’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is BRBY 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 BRBY is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BRBY? 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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