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Why Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO) Is An Attractive Stock On Right Now

Amar Chadha

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. CARO is a financially-healthy company with a great track record and an optimistic future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Carolina Financial here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

CARO delivered a bottom-line expansion of 47.19% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did CARO outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Banks industry expansion, which generated a 8.20% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NasdaqCM:CARO Future Profit June 21st 18

NasdaqCM:CARO Historical Debt June 21st 18

Next Steps:

For Carolina Financial, I’ve put together three essential aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is CARO 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 CARO is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does CARO 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 CARO as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CARO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.