PhotoCure ASA (OB:PHO) Has Attractive Fundamentals

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 PhotoCure ASA (OB:PHO), it is a company with impressive financial health as well as 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 high-level commentary, take a look at the report on PhotoCure here.

Flawless balance sheet with exceptional growth potential

Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than PHO, with its expected earnings growth of 86%. The optimistic bottom-line growth is supported by an outstanding revenue growth of 86% over the same time period, which indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. PHO’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 PHO manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. Looking at PHO’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. PHO has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.

OB:PHO Future Profit December 4th 18
OB:PHO Future Profit December 4th 18

Next Steps:

For PhotoCure, there are three pertinent aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has PHO’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.
  2. Valuation: What is PHO 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 PHO is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PHO? 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.