A Holistic Look At Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group Limited (HKG:1428)

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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 Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group Limited (HKG:1428), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group here.

Adequate balance sheet with proven track record

1428 delivered a bottom-line expansion of 55% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did 1428 outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Capital Markets industry expansion, which generated a -17% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see! 1428’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. 1428 appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.95x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

SEHK:1428 Income Statement, May 17th 2019
SEHK:1428 Income Statement, May 17th 2019

Next Steps:

For Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group, there are three important factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 1428’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 1428’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is 1428 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 1428 is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of 1428? 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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