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Is Bonduelle SA (EPA:BON) Potentially Underrated?

Simply Wall St

Bonduelle SA (EPA:BON) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of BON, it is a financially-healthy company with a great track record superior dividend payments, trading at a great value. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Bonduelle here.

Established dividend payer and good value

BON 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 a crucial insight into the health of the company. Debt funding requires timely payments on interest to lenders. BON’s earnings sufficiently covered its interest in the prior year, which indicates there’s low risk associated with the company not being able to meet these key expenses. BON's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of BON's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the food, beverage & tobacco industry, BON is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that BON's price is currently discounted.

ENXTPA:BON Intrinsic value, October 7th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that BON is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.1%. BON has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

ENXTPA:BON Historical Dividend Yield, October 7th 2019

Next Steps:

For Bonduelle, I've compiled three relevant factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BON’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BON’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has BON's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BON? 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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