Why We Think Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) Could Be Worth Looking At

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 Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX), it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with a a strong history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Marine Products here.

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet and pays a dividend

Over the past year, MPX has grown its earnings by 48%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 38%. which is an notable feat for the company. MPX’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 MPX has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about MPX’s debt levels because the company has none! This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

NYSE:MPX Income Statement, March 12th 2019
NYSE:MPX Income Statement, March 12th 2019

MPX’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 4.1%.

NYSE:MPX Historical Dividend Yield, March 12th 2019
NYSE:MPX Historical Dividend Yield, March 12th 2019

Next Steps:

For Marine Products, I’ve put together three relevant factors you should further examine:

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