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Why Fundamental Investors Might Love Orkla ASA (OB:ORK)

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Orkla ASA (OB:ORK) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. ORK is a well-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. 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 Orkla here.

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer

ORK'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 ORK has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. ORK appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.55x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

OB:ORK Historical Debt, August 31st 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, ORK is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 3.1%.

OB:ORK Historical Dividend Yield, August 31st 2019

Next Steps:

For Orkla, I've compiled three essential factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ORK’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ORK’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has ORK'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 ORK? 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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