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Why FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG), there's is a notable dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on FBL Financial Group here.

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer

FFG’s debt-to-equity ratio stands at 8.0%, which means its debt level is reasonable. This indicates a good balance between taking advantage of low cost funding through debt financing, but having enough financial flexibility and headroom to grow debt in the future. FFG's has produced operating cash levels of 2.3x total debt over the past year, which implies that FFG's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NYSE:FFG Historical Debt, May 8th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, FFG is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 5.3%, making it one of the best dividend companies in the market.

NYSE:FFG Historical Dividend Yield, May 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For FBL Financial Group, there are three essential factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FFG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FFG’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has FFG'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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FFG? 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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