Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSEMKT:INS): A Fundamentally Attractive Investment

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSEMKT:INS), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Intelligent Systems here.

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record

Over the past few years, INS has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 28%, which is an optimistic signal for the future. INS’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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. INS currently has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. INS 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.

AMEX:INS Income Statement, September 30th 2019
AMEX:INS Income Statement, September 30th 2019

Next Steps:

For Intelligent Systems, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further examine:

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