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Why I Like SEB SA (EPA:SK)

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on SEB SA (EPA:SK) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. SK is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a a great track record of performance. 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 SEB here.

Adequate balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend

Over the past few years, SK has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 6.1% Not surprisingly, SK outperformed its industry which returned 5.0%, giving us more conviction of the company's capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward. SK'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 SK has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. SK appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.3x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

ENXTPA:SK Income Statement, June 26th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that SK is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.4%. SK has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

ENXTPA:SK Historical Dividend Yield, June 26th 2019

Next Steps:

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

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SK’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SK’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is SK worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether SK is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SK? 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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