Why I Like Yellow Cake plc (LON:YCA)

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 Yellow Cake plc (LON:YCA), 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. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Yellow Cake here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

YCA is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that YCA has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. YCA currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future. YCA’s shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its PE ratio of 4.48x, compared to the industry and wider stock market ratio, so potential investors can purchase the stock below its value.

AIM:YCA Price Estimation Relative to Market, August 9th 2019
AIM:YCA Price Estimation Relative to Market, August 9th 2019

Next Steps:

For Yellow Cake, there are three key aspects you should look at:

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