Why I Like Macquarie Telecom Group Limited (ASX:MAQ)

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Macquarie Telecom Group Limited (ASX:MAQ) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of MAQ, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Macquarie Telecom Group here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record

In the previous year, MAQ has ramped up its bottom line by 48%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did MAQ outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Telecom industry expansion, which generated a -1.7% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company. MAQ is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. MAQ’s has produced operating cash levels of 97.55x total debt over the past year, which implies that MAQ’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

ASX:MAQ Income Statement, February 21st 2019
ASX:MAQ Income Statement, February 21st 2019

Next Steps:

For Macquarie Telecom Group, there are three important aspects you should further examine:

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