Why We Think Aptitude Software Group plc (LON:APTD) Could Be Worth Looking At

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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 Aptitude Software Group plc (LON:APTD), it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Aptitude Software Group here.

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet

Over the past year, APTD has grown its earnings by 31%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 21%. which paints a buoyant picture for the company. APTD’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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. APTD’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.98x total debt over the past year, which implies that APTD’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

LSE:APTD Income Statement, May 26th 2019
LSE:APTD Income Statement, May 26th 2019

Next Steps:

For Aptitude Software Group, I’ve put together three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for APTD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for APTD’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is APTD 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 APTD is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of APTD? 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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