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Why Fundamental Investors Might Love PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS)

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PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) 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 PETS, it is a financially-healthy company with a a strong history high-quality dividend payments, trading at a discount. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on PetMed Express here.

Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer

PETS is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that PETS manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Looking at PETS's capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. PETS has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future. PETS's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if PETS's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the online retail industry, PETS is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that PETS's price is currently discounted.

NasdaqGS:PETS Intrinsic value, June 5th 2019

PETS’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 5.9%.

NasdaqGS:PETS Historical Dividend Yield, June 5th 2019

Next Steps:

For PetMed Express, I've put together three pertinent aspects you should look at:

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