A Look At Ascendant Resources Inc’s (TSE:ASND) Exceptional Fundamentals

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 Ascendant Resources Inc (TSE:ASND), it is a financially-robust company with a a buoyant future outlook, not yet priced into the stock. 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, read the full report on Ascendant Resources here.

Undervalued with excellent balance sheet

ASND’s shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of ASND’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, ASND’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that ASND is potentially underpriced.

TSX:ASND Future Profit November 6th 18
TSX:ASND Future Profit November 6th 18

ASND’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that ASND has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. ASND appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 15.73x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

TSX:ASND Historical Debt November 6th 18
TSX:ASND Historical Debt November 6th 18

Next Steps:

For Ascendant Resources, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has ASND’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.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does ASND return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from ASND as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ASND? 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.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.