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Why Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX:Z74) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX:Z74) 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 Z74, it is a dependable dividend payer 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 understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Singapore Telecommunications here.

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

With a debt-to-equity ratio of 37%, Z74’s debt level is reasonable. This indicates a good balance between taking advantage of low cost funding through debt financing, but having enough financial flexibility and headroom to grow debt in the future. Z74's has produced operating cash levels of 0.49x total debt over the past year, which implies that Z74's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

SGX:Z74 Historical Debt, April 8th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, Z74 is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 5.7%, making it one of the best dividend companies in the market.

SGX:Z74 Historical Dividend Yield, April 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For Singapore Telecommunications, I've compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for Z74’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for Z74’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has Z74'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 Z74? 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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