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Why CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) Could Be Your Next Investment

Will Harmon

CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) 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 CDW, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on CDW here.

Solid track record with excellent balance sheet

In the previous year, CDW has ramped up its bottom line by 57%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, CDW also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 7.4%. This is what investors like to see! CDW’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 indicates that CDW has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CDW appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.26x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NASDAQGS:CDW Income Statement Export January 31st 19

Next Steps:

For CDW, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CDW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CDW’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CDW 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 CDW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CDW? 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 past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.