A Holistic Look At Abcam plc (LON:ABC)

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Abcam plc (LON:ABC) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. ABC is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Abcam here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past few years, ABC has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 14% Not surprisingly, ABC outperformed its industry which returned 14%, giving us more conviction of the company’s capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward. ABC’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that ABC has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. Looking at ABC’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is rather impressive for a UK£2.5b market cap company. ABC has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.

AIM:ABC Income Statement, August 12th 2019
AIM:ABC Income Statement, August 12th 2019

Next Steps:

For Abcam, I’ve compiled three pertinent aspects you should look at:

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