Why We Think United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) Could Be Worth Looking At

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. UFCS is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with a a great track record of performance. 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 United Fire Group here.

Established dividend payer with excellent balance sheet

UFCS 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, UFCS also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 38%. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. UFCS currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NasdaqGS:UFCS Income Statement Export January 17th 19
NasdaqGS:UFCS Income Statement Export January 17th 19

UFCS is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NasdaqGS:UFCS Historical Dividend Yield January 17th 19
NasdaqGS:UFCS Historical Dividend Yield January 17th 19

Next Steps:

For United Fire Group, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should look at:

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