Looking At ABB Ltd (VTX:ABBN) From All Angles

ABB Ltd (VTX:ABBN) 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 ABBN, it is a dependable dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on ABB here.

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

ABBN 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. ABBN seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.34x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

SWX:ABBN Historical Debt, April 6th 2019
SWX:ABBN Historical Debt, April 6th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, ABBN is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 4.1%, making it one of the best dividend companies in the market.

SWX:ABBN Historical Dividend Yield, April 6th 2019
SWX:ABBN Historical Dividend Yield, April 6th 2019

Next Steps:

For ABB, there are three relevant factors you should further examine:

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