Why Hotcopper Holdings Limited (ASX:HOT) Should Have A Place In Your Portfolio

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 Hotcopper Holdings Limited (ASX:HOT), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Hotcopper Holdings here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record

HOT delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 26.66% return to shareholders, which is what investors like to see! HOT’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 a key determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about HOT’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. HOT has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.

ASX:HOT Income Statement June 19th 18
ASX:HOT Income Statement June 19th 18

Next Steps:

For Hotcopper Holdings, I’ve put together three important factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HOT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HOT’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is HOT 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 HOT is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HOT? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!