A Holistic Look At Roche Holding AG (VTX:ROG)

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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 Roche Holding AG (VTX:ROG), it is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a a strong history of performance. Below is a brief commentary 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 Roche Holding here.

Solid track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend

Over the past year, ROG has grown its earnings by 22%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 36%. which is an optimistic signal for the future. ROG’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. ROG’s has produced operating cash levels of 1.06x total debt over the past year, which implies that ROG’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

SWX:ROG Income Statement, June 12th 2019
SWX:ROG Income Statement, June 12th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that ROG is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 3.2%. ROG has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

SWX:ROG Historical Dividend Yield, June 12th 2019
SWX:ROG Historical Dividend Yield, June 12th 2019

Next Steps:

For Roche Holding, I’ve put together three key factors you should further examine:

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