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Why The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of NYT, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great history of performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on New York Times here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record

In the past couple of years, NYT has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, NYT also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of -19%. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. NYT'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 indicates that NYT has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. NYT appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.62x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NYSE:NYT Income Statement, April 16th 2019

Next Steps:

For New York Times, I've compiled three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NYT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NYT’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is NYT 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 NYT is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of NYT? 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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