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Why Fundamental Investors Love Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN)

Michael Canly

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 Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN), it is a company with robust financial health as well as an optimistic growth outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Tenneco here.

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

TEN’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This indicates that TEN has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. TEN appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.44x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

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For Tenneco, there are three key factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has TEN’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. Valuation: What is TEN 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 TEN is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of TEN? 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 pass 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.