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Why World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

Simply Wall St

I've been keeping an eye on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe WWE has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-robust company with a strong track record and a excellent future outlook. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on World Wrestling Entertainment here.

High growth potential with solid track record

Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than WWE, with its expected earnings growth of 30% underlying the notable 43% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. Over the past few years, WWE has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 24%. Not surprisingly, WWE outperformed its industry which returned 14%, giving us more conviction of the company's capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward.

NYSE:WWE Past and Future Earnings, August 21st 2019

WWE'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 implies that WWE manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. WWE appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.51x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NYSE:WWE Historical Debt, August 21st 2019

Next Steps:

For World Wrestling Entertainment, there are three important factors you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is WWE 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 WWE is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does WWE 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 WWE as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of WWE? 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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