Should Steel Dynamics Inc (NASDAQ:STLD) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

I’ve been keeping an eye on Steel Dynamics Inc (NASDAQ:STLD) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe STLD has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a an impressive history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Steel Dynamics here.

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend

Over the past year, STLD has grown its earnings by 61.38%, 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 24.32%. which is an notable feat for the company. STLD is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. STLD seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.29x 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.

NasdaqGS:STLD Income Statement June 14th 18
NasdaqGS:STLD Income Statement June 14th 18

STLD 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:STLD Historical Dividend Yield June 14th 18
NasdaqGS:STLD Historical Dividend Yield June 14th 18

Next Steps:

For Steel Dynamics, there are three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for STLD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for STLD’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is STLD 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 STLD is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of STLD? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!