For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – May 11, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Citi Trends, Inc. CTRN, Daimler AG DDAIF, Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. IIJIY and Century Communities, Inc. CCS.
Boost Your Portfolio with These 4 Rising Cash Flow Stocks
Investing one’s hard-earned money in stocks with high profits and impressive earnings surprise records is a trend during the final leg of a reporting cycle. However, rather than brooding too much on profit numbers, strategically judging a company’s resiliency by assessing its efficacy in generating cash flow can be far more rewarding.
This is because cash indicates a company’s true financial health. It offers the flexibility to make decisions, the means to make potential investments as well as the fuel to run its growth engine. In fact, even a profit-generating company might face bankruptcy while meeting obligations, if it is low on cash flow. Nevertheless, a sturdy cash balance can cushion these firms in case of any market turbulence.
Particularly, analyzing a company’s cash-generating efficiency holds more relevance in the current context as the coronavirus pandemic has given rise to uncertainties in the global economy, market disruptions and dislocations, and liquidity concerns.
To figure out this efficiency, one needs to consider a company’s net cash flow. While in any business cash moves in and out, it is net cash flow that explains how much money a company is actually generating.
If a company is experiencing a positive cash flow then it denotes an increase in its liquid assets, which gives it the means to meet debt obligations, shell out for expenses, reinvest in business, endure downturns and finally return wealth to shareholders. On the other hand, a negative cash flow indicates a decline in the company’s liquidity, which in turn lowers its flexibility to support these moves.
However, having a positive cash flow merely does not secure a company’s future growth. To ride on the growth curve, a company must have its cash flow increasing because that indicates management’s efficiency in regulating its cash movements and less dependency on outside financing for running its business.
Therefore, keep yourself abreast with the following screen to bet on stocks with rising cash flows.
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