WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC): A Fundamentally Attractive Investment

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WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) 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 WDFC, 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 digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on WD-40 here.

Outstanding track record with adequate balance sheet

Over the past year, WDFC has grown its earnings by 19%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 45% return to shareholders, which paints a buoyant picture for the company. WDFC'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 WDFC has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. WDFC's has produced operating cash levels of 0.62x total debt over the past year, which implies that WDFC's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:WDFC Income Statement, September 11th 2019

Next Steps:

For WD-40, there are three essential factors you should further examine:

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