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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Brooks Macdonald Group plc (LON:BRK) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. BRK is a financially-healthy company with a an impressive track record of dividend payments and a excellent growth outlook. 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 Brooks Macdonald Group here.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential and pays a dividend
BRK is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 50% in the upcoming year, supported by its outstanding capacity to churn out cash from operating activities, which is predicted to more than double over the next year. This indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. BRK’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Looking at BRK’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. BRK has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.
BRK rewards its shareholders with attractive dividend yield, higher than the low-risk savings rate, which is what investors want in order to compensate them for the risk of holding a stock. That said, please remember that dividend yields are a function of stock prices and corporate profits, both of which can be volatile.
For Brooks Macdonald Group, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further examine:
- Historical Performance: What has BRK’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.
- Valuation: What is BRK worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether BRK is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BRK? 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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