Why Aqualis ASA (OB:AQUA) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Aqualis ASA (OB:AQUA), there’s 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. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Aqualis here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

AQUA 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. Looking at AQUA’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future. AQUA is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, AQUA’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This bolsters the proposition that AQUA’s price is currently discounted.

OB:AQUA Intrinsic value, April 24th 2019
OB:AQUA Intrinsic value, April 24th 2019

Next Steps:

For Aqualis, there are three essential aspects you should look at:

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