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Why Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE:NOAH) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE:NOAH), there's is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. 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 Noah Holdings here.

Very undervalued with flawless balance sheet

NOAH is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that NOAH has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about NOAH’s debt levels because the company has none! This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise. NOAH is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. 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. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, NOAH's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that NOAH is potentially undervalued.

NYSE:NOAH Intrinsic value, September 16th 2019

Next Steps:

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

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