Brief Commentary On Gofore Oyj’s (HEL:GOFORE) Fundamentals

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Gofore Oyj (HEL:GOFORE) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of GOFORE, it is a financially-robust company with a strong history and a excellent future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Gofore Oyj here.

Solid track record with excellent balance sheet

Investors in search of impressive top-line expansion should look no further than GOFORE, with its expected 60% revenue growth in the upcoming year. This is expected to flow down into an impressive return on equity of 20% over the next couple of years. In the previous year, GOFORE has ramped up its bottom line by 43%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 22%, which is what investors like to see!

HLSE:GOFORE Past and Future Earnings, July 20th 2019
HLSE:GOFORE Past and Future Earnings, July 20th 2019

GOFORE is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. GOFORE’s has produced operating cash levels of 2.13x total debt over the past year, which implies that GOFORE’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

HLSE:GOFORE Historical Debt, July 20th 2019
HLSE:GOFORE Historical Debt, July 20th 2019

Next Steps:

For Gofore Oyj, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should further examine:

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