Why Fundamental Investors Might Love Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE)

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Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) 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 FELE, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great history of performance. 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, take a look at the report on Franklin Electric here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

FELE 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. FELE’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.68x total debt over the past year, which implies that FELE’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:FELE Income Statement, June 23rd 2019
NasdaqGS:FELE Income Statement, June 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Franklin Electric, there are three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FELE’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FELE’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is FELE 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 FELE is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FELE? 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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