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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on GUD Holdings Limited (ASX:GUD) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. GUD is a financially-healthy company with an impressive track record and a buoyant future outlook. 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, take a look at the report on GUD Holdings here.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record
GUD has a strong track record of performance. In the previous year, GUD delivered an impressive double-digit return of 12% Not surprisingly, GUD outperformed its industry which returned 7.2%, giving us more conviction of the company's capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward.
GUD's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that GUD manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. GUD seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.28x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.
For GUD Holdings, I've compiled three pertinent factors you should look at:
- Valuation: What is GUD 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 GUD is currently mispriced by the market.
- Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does GUD return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from GUD as an investment.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of GUD? 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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