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Why Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC), there's is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Wabash National here.

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet

WNC's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. WNC appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.22x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. WNC's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if WNC's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, WNC's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that WNC is potentially undervalued.

NYSE:WNC Intrinsic value, March 26th 2019

Next Steps:

For Wabash National, there are three pertinent aspects you should further research:

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