Should Viking Mines Limited (ASX:VKA) 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 Viking Mines Limited (ASX:VKA), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, take a look at the report on Viking Mines here.

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued

VKA’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 indicates that VKA has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. VKA currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future. VKA is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if VKA’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the metals and mining industry, VKA is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that VKA is potentially undervalued.

ASX:VKA PE PEG Gauge November 8th 18
ASX:VKA PE PEG Gauge November 8th 18

Next Steps:

For Viking Mines, I’ve put together three key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for VKA’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for VKA’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has VKA’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 VKA? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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