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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 Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR), it is a company with robust financial health as well as a excellent growth outlook. 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 Charles & Colvard here.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential
One reason why investors are attracted to CTHR is its earnings growth potential in the near future of 69%, supported by its outstanding capacity to churn out cash from operating activities, which is predicted to more than double over the next year. This indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. CTHR'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 implies that CTHR manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CTHR currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. CTHR has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.
For Charles & Colvard, I've put together three fundamental aspects you should look at:
- Historical Performance: What has CTHR'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.
- Valuation: What is CTHR 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 CTHR is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CTHR? 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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