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Why I Like Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULH)

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I've been keeping an eye on Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULH) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe ULH has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-sound company with a buoyant growth outlook, not yet reflected in the share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Universal Logistics Holdings here.

Undervalued with reasonable growth potential

ULH's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the transportation industry, ULH is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that ULH's price is currently discounted.

NasdaqGS:ULH Past and Future Earnings, July 16th 2019

ULH is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. ULH's has produced operating cash levels of 0.34x total debt over the past year, which implies that ULH's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:ULH Historical Debt, July 16th 2019

Next Steps:

For Universal Logistics Holdings, I've compiled three important factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has ULH'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.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does ULH 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 ULH as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ULH? 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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