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Why I Like Österreichische Post AG (VIE:POST)

Yolanda Lovett

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Österreichische Post AG (VIE:POST) 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 POST, it is a highly-regarded dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Österreichische Post here.

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer

POST is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that POST manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. POST’s has produced operating cash levels of 74.28x total debt over the past year, which implies that POST’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

WBAG:POST Historical Debt February 13th 19

Income investors would also be happy to know that POST is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 6.0%. POST has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

WBAG:POST Historical Dividend Yield February 13th 19

Next Steps:

For Österreichische Post, I’ve compiled three essential factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for POST’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for POST’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has POST’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 POST? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.