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Why Fundamental Investors Might Love ULS Technology plc (LON:ULS)

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ULS Technology plc (LON:ULS) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of ULS, it is a financially-healthy company with a a strong track record of performance, trading at a discount. 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 ULS Technology here.

Outstanding track record and good value

ULS delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 35% return to shareholders, which is an optimistic signal for the future. ULS's has produced operating cash levels of 1.12x total debt over the past year, which implies that ULS's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. Also, ULS’s earnings amply cover its interest expense. Paying interest on time and in full can help the company get favourable debt terms in the future, leading to lower cost of debt and helps ULS expand.

AIM:ULS Income Statement, April 10th 2019

ULS's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the online retail industry, ULS is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that ULS is potentially underpriced.

AIM:ULS Intrinsic value, April 10th 2019

Next Steps:

For ULS Technology, I've compiled three relevant aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ULS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ULS’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does ULS 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 ULS as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ULS? 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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