Why We Think Creightons Plc (LON:CRL) Could Be Worth Looking At

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I've been keeping an eye on Creightons Plc (LON:CRL) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe CRL has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great history of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Creightons here.

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record

CRL delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 23%, which paints a buoyant picture for the company. CRL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that CRL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. CRL appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.31x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

LSE:CRL Income Statement, October 10th 2019

Next Steps:

For Creightons, there are three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

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