A Holistic Look At Aon plc (NYSE:AON)

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) 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 AON, it is a financially-sound company with a a strong track record of dividend payments and a buoyant 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, read the full report on Aon here.

Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend

AON’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 AON has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. AON seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.21x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NYSE:AON Future Profit November 14th 18
NYSE:AON Future Profit November 14th 18

AON 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.

NYSE:AON Historical Dividend Yield November 14th 18
NYSE:AON Historical Dividend Yield November 14th 18

Next Steps:

For Aon, I’ve compiled three key factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has AON’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.
  2. Valuation: What is AON 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 AON is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AON? 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.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.