Why Highland Gold Mining Limited (LON:HGM) 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 Highland Gold Mining Limited (LON:HGM), it is a financially-sound company with a strong history and an optimistic future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Highland Gold Mining here.

Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend

Over the past year, HGM has grown its earnings by 89%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. In addition to beating its historical values, HGM also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 19%. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

AIM:HGM Future Profit January 21st 19
AIM:HGM Future Profit January 21st 19

HGM’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that HGM has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. HGM’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.67x total debt over the past year, which implies that HGM’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

AIM:HGM Historical Debt January 21st 19
AIM:HGM Historical Debt January 21st 19

Next Steps:

For Highland Gold Mining, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is HGM 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 HGM is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does HGM 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 HGM as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HGM? 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.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.