Why KEC International Limited (NSE:KEC) Could Be Your Next Investment

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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 KEC International Limited (NSE:KEC), it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on KEC International here.

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer

KEC’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 KEC manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. KEC seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.2x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NSEI:KEC Historical Debt February 11th 19
NSEI:KEC Historical Debt February 11th 19

KEC 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.

NSEI:KEC Historical Dividend Yield February 11th 19
NSEI:KEC Historical Dividend Yield February 11th 19

Next Steps:

For KEC International, there are three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KEC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KEC’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has KEC’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 KEC? 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.