Why Sanderson Group plc (LON:SND) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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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 Sanderson Group plc (LON:SND), it is a financially-healthy company with a a strong track record high-grade dividend payments, trading at a great value. 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 Sanderson Group here.

Good value with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend

SND’s debt-to-equity ratio stands at 14%, which means its debt level is reasonable. This implies that SND has a healthy balance between taking advantage of low cost debt funding as well as sufficient financial flexibility without succumbing to the strict terms of debt. SND appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.09x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. SND’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, SND’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that SND is potentially underpriced.

AIM:SND PE PEG Gauge February 20th 19
AIM:SND PE PEG Gauge February 20th 19

SND is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

AIM:SND Historical Dividend Yield February 20th 19
AIM:SND Historical Dividend Yield February 20th 19

Next Steps:

For Sanderson Group, there are three key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SND’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SND’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has SND’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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SND? 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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