Should Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSE:HRX) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

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 Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSE:HRX), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Héroux-Devtek here.

Good value with adequate balance sheet

HRX’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that HRX has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. HRX’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.25x total debt over the past year, which implies that HRX’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. HRX is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the capital goods industry, HRX is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that HRX’s price is currently discounted.

TSX:HRX Intrinsic value, September 15th 2019
TSX:HRX Intrinsic value, September 15th 2019

Next Steps:

For Héroux-Devtek, there are three relevant factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HRX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HRX’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has HRX’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HRX? 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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