A Holistic Look At Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited (NZSE:FPH)

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Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited (NZSE:FPH) 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 FPH, it is a financially-sound company with a great history and a buoyant future outlook. 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 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

In the previous year, FPH has ramped up its bottom line by 20%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 27%, which paints a buoyant picture for the company.

NZSE:FPH Past and Future Earnings, May 3rd 2019
NZSE:FPH Past and Future Earnings, May 3rd 2019

FPH is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that FPH has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. FPH appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 2.7x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NZSE:FPH Historical Debt, May 3rd 2019
NZSE:FPH Historical Debt, May 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, there are three key aspects you should look at:

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