Brief Commentary On The Hour Glass Limited’s (SGX:AGS) Fundamentals

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I’ve been keeping an eye on The Hour Glass Limited (SGX:AGS) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe AGS has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a well-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Hour Glass here.

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer

AGS’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that AGS has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. AGS appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 2.5x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

SGX:AGS Historical Debt, May 29th 2019
SGX:AGS Historical Debt, May 29th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, AGS is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.7%.

SGX:AGS Historical Dividend Yield, May 29th 2019
SGX:AGS Historical Dividend Yield, May 29th 2019

Next Steps:

For Hour Glass, I’ve put together three key aspects you should look at:

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