Why Fundamental Investors Might Love NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV)

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV), there’s is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record 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 NIC here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past year, EGOV has grown its earnings by 14%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 28% return to shareholders, which paints a buoyant picture for the company. EGOV’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 suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. EGOV 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. 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.

NASDAQGS:EGOV Income Statement Export February 12th 19
NASDAQGS:EGOV Income Statement Export February 12th 19

Next Steps:

For NIC, there are three pertinent aspects you should further examine:

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