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Why I Like Fondia Oyj (HEL:FONDIA)

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Fondia Oyj (HEL:FONDIA) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. FONDIA is a financially-sound company with a buoyant growth outlook, not yet factored into the price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Fondia Oyj here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

FONDIA is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 53% in the upcoming year, made up of high-quality, operational cash from its core business, which is expected to more than double over the next year. This indicates a high-quality bottom-line expansion, as opposed to those driven by unsustainable cost-cutting activities. FONDIA is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if FONDIA's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, FONDIA's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that FONDIA is potentially undervalued.

HLSE:FONDIA Past and Future Earnings, September 14th 2019

FONDIA is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. FONDIA currently has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, 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.

HLSE:FONDIA Historical Debt, September 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Fondia Oyj, there are three essential factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has FONDIA'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.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does FONDIA 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 FONDIA as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FONDIA? 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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