Why Assura Plc (LON:AGR) 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 Assura Plc (LON:AGR), it is a company with a an impressive history of dividend payments as well as a excellent growth outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Assura here.

Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential

AGR is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 25% in the upcoming year, supported by its outstanding capacity to churn out cash from operating activities, which is predicted to ramp up by 60% next year. This indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives.

LSE:AGR Future Profit December 3rd 18
LSE:AGR Future Profit December 3rd 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, AGR is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 5.1%.

LSE:AGR Historical Dividend Yield December 3rd 18
LSE:AGR Historical Dividend Yield December 3rd 18

Next Steps:

For Assura, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has AGR’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.
  2. Valuation: What is AGR 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 AGR is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AGR? 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.