Why Fundamental Investors Might Love Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED)

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 Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED), 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 understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Ørsted here.

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet

In the previous year, ORSTED has ramped up its bottom line by 86%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 24%. which is what investors like to see! ORSTED’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. ORSTED seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.46x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

CPSE:ORSTED Income Statement, August 17th 2019
CPSE:ORSTED Income Statement, August 17th 2019

Next Steps:

For Ørsted, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should look at:

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