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Why Fundamental Investors Love A & J Mucklow Group Plc (LON:MKLW)

Alvin Rowe

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 A & J Mucklow Group Plc (LON:MKLW), it is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a a great track record of performance. 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 A & J Mucklow Group here.

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

In the past couple of years, MKLW has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, MKLW also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 97.5%. This is an notable feat for the company. MKLW is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that MKLW has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. With a debt-to-equity ratio of 25.1%, MKLW’s debt level is acceptable. This means that MKLW’s capital structure strikes a good balance between low-cost debt funding and maintaining financial flexibility without overly restrictive terms of debt.

LSE:MKLW Income Statement Export September 4th 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, MKLW is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 4.1%.

LSE:MKLW Historical Dividend Yield September 4th 18

Next Steps:

For A & J Mucklow Group, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MKLW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MKLW’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is MKLW 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 MKLW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MKLW? 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.