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Why I Like Vicat SA (EPA:VCT)

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Vicat SA (EPA:VCT) 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 VCT, it is a well-regarded dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Vicat here.

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer

VCT’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that VCT has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. VCT seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.32x 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.

ENXTPA:VCT Historical Debt, March 1st 2019

VCT’s profit levels are sufficient enough to reinvest and payout as dividends, which has exceeded the low-risk savings rate, sufficiently rewarding shareholders for taking on the risk of investing in the stock market. However, it is important to remember that dividend yields are a function of stock prices and corporate profits, which can be volatile.

ENXTPA:VCT Historical Dividend Yield, March 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For Vicat, I’ve put together three pertinent factors you should further examine:

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