Why Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) Could Be Your Next Investment

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) 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 FSS, it is a dependable dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Federal Signal here.

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer

FSS’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that FSS manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. FSS’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.42x total debt over the past year, which implies that FSS’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NYSE:FSS Historical Debt November 24th 18
NYSE:FSS Historical Debt November 24th 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, FSS is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.4%.

NYSE:FSS Historical Dividend Yield November 24th 18
NYSE:FSS Historical Dividend Yield November 24th 18

Next Steps:

For Federal Signal, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FSS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FSS’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has FSS’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 FSS? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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