YHI International Limited (SGX:BPF): The Best Of Both Worlds

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 YHI International Limited (SGX:BPF), it is a financially-healthy company with an impressive history high-quality dividend payments, trading at a discount. 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 YHI International here.

Flawless balance sheet, undervalued and pays a dividend

BPF 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 crucial insight into the health of the company. BPF appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.38x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. BPF’s shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. 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, BPF’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This supports the theory that BPF is potentially underpriced.

SGX:BPF Intrinsic value, October 4th 2019
SGX:BPF Intrinsic value, October 4th 2019

BPF’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 7.0%.

SGX:BPF Historical Dividend Yield, October 4th 2019
SGX:BPF Historical Dividend Yield, October 4th 2019

Next Steps:

For YHI International, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

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