Why I Like Adocia SA (EPA:ADOC)

Adocia SA (EPA:ADOC) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of ADOC, it is a financially-healthy company with a a excellent future outlook, not yet priced into the stock. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Adocia here.

Undervalued with high growth potential

ADOC is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 22% in the upcoming year underlying the notable 41% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. ADOC’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 ADOC’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, ADOC’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This further reaffirms that ADOC is potentially undervalued.

ENXTPA:ADOC Past and Future Earnings, April 25th 2019
ENXTPA:ADOC Past and Future Earnings, April 25th 2019

ADOC is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that ADOC manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. ADOC 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.

ENXTPA:ADOC Historical Debt, April 25th 2019
ENXTPA:ADOC Historical Debt, April 25th 2019

Next Steps:

For Adocia, there are three important aspects you should look at:

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