Does The Data Make BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (AMS:BESI) An Attractive Investment?

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BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (AMS:BESI) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of BESI, it is a financially-healthy company with a strong history and a excellent future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on BE Semiconductor Industries here.

Proven track record with reasonable growth potential

BESI has a strong track record of performance. In the previous year, BESI delivered an impressive double-digit return of 29% Not surprisingly, BESI outperformed its industry which returned 11%, giving us more conviction of the company’s capacity to drive bottom-line growth going forward.

ENXTAM:BESI Past and Future Earnings, June 3rd 2019
ENXTAM:BESI Past and Future Earnings, June 3rd 2019

BESI is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. BESI appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.61x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

ENXTAM:BESI Historical Debt, June 3rd 2019
ENXTAM:BESI Historical Debt, June 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For BE Semiconductor Industries, there are three key aspects you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is BESI 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 BESI is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does BESI 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 BESI as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BESI? 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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