Should You Consider Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR)?

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Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR) 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 VICR, it is a financially-robust company with a great history and an optimistic future outlook. 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 Vicor here.

Solid track record with excellent balance sheet

VICR delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, VICR also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 34%. This is what investors like to see!

NasdaqGS:VICR Past and Future Earnings, May 14th 2019
NasdaqGS:VICR Past and Future Earnings, May 14th 2019

VICR’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 indicates that VICR has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. VICR appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 7.88x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NasdaqGS:VICR Historical Debt, May 14th 2019
NasdaqGS:VICR Historical Debt, May 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Vicor, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further examine:

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