Why United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG) Is Truly A Standout 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 United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG), it is a financially-sound company with a an impressive history of performance, trading at a discount. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on United Carpets Group here.

Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend

UCG delivered a satisfying double-digit returns of 26.60% in the most recent year Not surprisingly, UCG outperformed its industry which returned 12.96%, giving us more conviction of the company’s capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward. UCG’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 UCG manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. UCG’s has produced operating cash levels of 160x total debt over the past year, which implies that UCG’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

AIM:UCG Income Statement June 14th 18
AIM:UCG Income Statement June 14th 18

UCG’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of UCG’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the specialty retail industry, UCG is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that UCG is potentially underpriced.

AIM:UCG Intrinsic Value June 14th 18
AIM:UCG Intrinsic Value June 14th 18

Next Steps:

For United Carpets Group, I’ve compiled three important factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UCG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for UCG’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does UCG 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 UCG as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of UCG? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!