Should You Consider Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSE:CFX)?

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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSE:CFX) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of CFX, it is a financially-sound company with a a great history of performance, trading at a discount. 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 Canfor Pulp Products here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

Over the past few years, CFX has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 22% Unsurprisingly, CFX surpassed the Forestry industry return of 11%, which gives us more confidence of the company’s capacity to drive earnings going forward. CFX’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 implies that CFX manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. CFX appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 6.47x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

TSX:CFX Income Statement, June 20th 2019
TSX:CFX Income Statement, June 20th 2019

CFX 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. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, CFX’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This further reaffirms that CFX is potentially undervalued.

TSX:CFX Intrinsic value, June 20th 2019
TSX:CFX Intrinsic value, June 20th 2019

Next Steps:

For Canfor Pulp Products, there are three relevant aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CFX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CFX’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does CFX 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 CFX as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CFX? 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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