Should You Consider Perseus SA (ATH:PERS)?




  • In Business
  • 2019-05-23 11:37:36Z
  • By Simply Wall St.
 

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Perseus SA (ATH:PERS) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. PERS is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Perseus here.

Undervalued with excellent balance sheet

PERS is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company's health. PERS appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.46x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. PERS's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, PERS's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that PERS is potentially undervalued.

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For Perseus, there are three essential factors you should look at:

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