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Why We Think Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) Could Be Worth Looking At

Andrew Edmonds

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe MMC has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company with a an impressive track record of performance and a excellent future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Marsh & McLennan Companies here.

Solid track record established dividend payer

Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than MMC, with its expected earnings growth of 20% underlying the notable 27% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. Over the past year, MMC has grown its earnings by 11%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 22% return to shareholders, which is what investors like to see!

NYSE:MMC Future Profit February 4th 19

Income investors would also be happy to know that MMC is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.8%. MMC has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:MMC Historical Dividend Yield February 4th 19

Next Steps:

For Marsh & McLennan Companies, there are three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is MMC 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 MMC is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MMC? 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.