Should You Consider Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ:PMD)?

Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ:PMD) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of PMD, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. 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 Psychemedics here.

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued

PMD’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. PMD’s has produced operating cash levels of 4.24x total debt over the past year, which implies that PMD’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. PMD’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of PMD’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, PMD’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that PMD is potentially underpriced.

NasdaqCM:PMD Intrinsic value, August 23rd 2019
NasdaqCM:PMD Intrinsic value, August 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Psychemedics, there are three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PMD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PMD’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has PMD’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 PMD? 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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