Why Rexel S.A. (EPA:RXL) Could Be Your Next Investment

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 Rexel S.A. (EPA:RXL), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Rexel here.

Good value with adequate balance sheet

RXL 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 a crucial insight into the health of the company. RXL’s earnings amply cover its interest expense. Paying interest on time and in full can help the company get favourable debt terms in the future, leading to lower cost of debt and helps RXL expand. RXL’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of RXL’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the capital goods industry, RXL is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that RXL is potentially undervalued.

ENXTPA:RXL Intrinsic value, October 10th 2019
ENXTPA:RXL Intrinsic value, October 10th 2019

Next Steps:

For Rexel, I’ve compiled three fundamental aspects you should further research:

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