Aker Solutions ASA (OB:AKSO) Has Attractive Fundamentals

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Aker Solutions ASA (OB:AKSO) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. AKSO is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Aker Solutions here.

Excellent balance sheet and good value

AKSO’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that AKSO has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. AKSO’s debt-to-equity ratio stands at 39%, which means its debt level is reasonable. This implies that AKSO 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. AKSO is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if AKSO’s projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the energy services industry, AKSO is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that AKSO is potentially underpriced.

OB:AKSO Intrinsic value, July 9th 2019
OB:AKSO Intrinsic value, July 9th 2019

Next Steps:

For Aker Solutions, I’ve compiled three essential factors you should further examine:

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