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Why I Like DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC)

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC), there's is a financially-robust company with a an impressive track record of performance, trading at a great value. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on DLH Holdings here.

Very undervalued with excellent balance sheet

Over the past few years, DLHC has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did DLHC outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Professional Services industry expansion, which generated a 17% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company. Looking at DLHC's capital structure, the company 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. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NasdaqCM:DLHC Income Statement, June 3rd 2019

DLHC is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of DLHC's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the professional services industry, DLHC is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that DLHC is potentially undervalued.

NasdaqCM:DLHC Price Estimation Relative to Market, June 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For DLH Holdings, there are three essential factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DLHC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DLHC’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does DLHC 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 DLHC as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of DLHC? 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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