Brief Commentary On Christie Group plc’s (LON:CTG) Fundamentals

Christie Group plc (LON:CTG) 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 CTG, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Christie Group here.

Good value with adequate balance sheet

CTG’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CTG seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.59x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows. CTG’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 CTG’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the professional services industry, CTG is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that CTG is potentially underpriced.

AIM:CTG Intrinsic Value Export December 11th 18
AIM:CTG Intrinsic Value Export December 11th 18

Next Steps:

For Christie Group, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CTG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CTG’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has CTG’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 CTG? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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