Why Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA), it is a financially-sound company with a strong history and a excellent future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Endava here.

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential

Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than DAVA, with its expected earnings growth of 38% underlying the notable 30% return on equity over the next few years leading up to 2022. In the previous year, DAVA has ramped up its bottom line by 13%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did DAVA outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the IT industry expansion, which generated a 11% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:DAVA Past and Future Earnings, July 9th 2019
NYSE:DAVA Past and Future Earnings, July 9th 2019

DAVA’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. DAVA seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 1263x 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:DAVA Historical Debt, July 9th 2019
NYSE:DAVA Historical Debt, July 9th 2019

Next Steps:

For Endava, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is DAVA 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 DAVA is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does DAVA return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from DAVA as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of DAVA? 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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