These Factors Make Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) An Interesting Investment

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) 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 BRKR, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive history of performance. Below is a brief commentary 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 Bruker here.

Outstanding track record with adequate balance sheet

Over the past few years, BRKR has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 21%, which is an notable feat for the company. BRKR’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 implies that BRKR manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. BRKR seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.37x 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:BRKR Income Statement, August 23rd 2019
NasdaqGS:BRKR Income Statement, August 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Bruker, there are three essential aspects you should look at:

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