How Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), there’s is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a great history of performance. 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, read the full report on Crane here.

Solid track record established dividend payer

In the previous year, CR has ramped up its bottom line by 90%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 21% return to shareholders, which is what investors like to see! CR is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that CR has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CR’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.35x total debt over the past year, which implies that CR’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NYSE:CR Income Statement, September 1st 2019
NYSE:CR Income Statement, September 1st 2019

CR is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:CR Historical Dividend Yield, September 1st 2019
NYSE:CR Historical Dividend Yield, September 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For Crane, there are three essential factors you should further examine:

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