Brief Commentary On SAF-Holland S.A.’s (FRA:SFQ) 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 SAF-Holland S.A. (FRA:SFQ), it is a dependable dividend payer with a a great history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on SAF-Holland here.

Proven track record average dividend payer

Over the past year, SFQ has grown its earnings by 12%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did SFQ outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Auto Components industry expansion, which generated a -10% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

DB:SFQ Income Statement, April 29th 2019
DB:SFQ Income Statement, April 29th 2019

SFQ’s high dividend payments make it one of the best dividend stocks on the market, and it has also been able to maintain it at a level in which net income is able to cover dividend payments.

DB:SFQ Historical Dividend Yield, April 29th 2019
DB:SFQ Historical Dividend Yield, April 29th 2019

Next Steps:

For SAF-Holland, I’ve put together three relevant factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SFQ’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SFQ’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are SFQ’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SFQ? 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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