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Why FS Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FSBW) Could Be Your Next Investment

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on FS Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FSBW) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. FSBW is a financially-robust company with a a buoyant future outlook, not yet priced into the stock. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, take a look at the report on FS Bancorp here.

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential

FSBW 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 FSBW’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the mortgage industry, FSBW is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that FSBW is potentially underpriced.

NasdaqCM:FSBW Future Profit October 3rd 18

NasdaqCM:FSBW Historical Debt October 3rd 18

Next Steps:

For FS Bancorp, I’ve put together three key aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has FSBW’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 FSBW 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 FSBW as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FSBW? 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.