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Why I Like The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX)

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I’ve been keeping an eye on The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe GBX has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. 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, read the full report on Greenbrier Companies here.

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer

GBX’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that GBX manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. With a debt-to-equity ratio of 36%, GBX’s debt level is reasonable. This implies that GBX has a healthy balance between taking advantage of low cost debt funding as well as sufficient financial flexibility without succumbing to the strict terms of debt.

NYSE:GBX Historical Debt, March 18th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, GBX is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.7%.

NYSE:GBX Historical Dividend Yield, March 18th 2019

Next Steps:

For Greenbrier Companies, I’ve put together three relevant factors you should further examine:

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