A Holistic Look At EDAG Engineering Group AG (FRA:ED4)

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on EDAG Engineering Group AG (FRA:ED4) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. ED4 is a financially-healthy company with an optimistic future outlook, not yet factored into the price. 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, read the full report on EDAG Engineering Group here.

High growth potential, good value and pays a dividend

ED4 is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 23% in the upcoming year underlying the notable 20% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. ED4’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if ED4’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, ED4’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that ED4 is potentially underpriced.

DB:ED4 Past and Future Earnings, July 13th 2019
DB:ED4 Past and Future Earnings, July 13th 2019

ED4 is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that ED4 manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. ED4 appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.4x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

DB:ED4 Historical Debt, July 13th 2019
DB:ED4 Historical Debt, July 13th 2019

Next Steps:

For EDAG Engineering Group, there are three pertinent aspects you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has ED4’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 ED4 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 ED4 as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ED4? 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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