These Fundamentals Make Benitec Biopharma Limited (ASX:BLT) Truly Worth Looking At

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Benitec Biopharma Limited (ASX:BLT), there’s 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 understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Benitec Biopharma here.

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued

BLT’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that BLT manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about BLT’s debt levels because the company has none! This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise. BLT 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 biotechs industry, BLT is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that BLT’s price is currently discounted.

ASX:BLT Price Estimation Relative to Market, February 26th 2019
ASX:BLT Price Estimation Relative to Market, February 26th 2019

Next Steps:

For Benitec Biopharma, I’ve put together three relevant factors you should further examine:

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