Should You Consider Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc (LON:MBH)?

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc (LON:MBH) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. MBH is a financially-robust company with a an impressive track record of performance, trading at a discount. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Michelmersh Brick Holdings here.

Undervalued with proven track record

Over the past few years, MBH has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did MBH outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Basic Materials industry expansion, which generated a 20% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company. MBH’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 implies that MBH manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. MBH seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.58x 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.

AIM:MBH Income Statement, April 8th 2019
AIM:MBH Income Statement, April 8th 2019

MBH’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, MBH’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that MBH is potentially underpriced.

AIM:MBH Intrinsic value, April 8th 2019
AIM:MBH Intrinsic value, April 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For Michelmersh Brick Holdings, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MBH’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MBH’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does MBH 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 MBH as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MBH? 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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