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Should Card Factory plc (LON:CARD) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

Simply Wall St

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 Card Factory plc (LON:CARD), it is a highly-regarded dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Card Factory here.

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer

CARD 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. CARD appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.6x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

LSE:CARD Historical Debt, July 31st 2019

CARD's high dividend payments make it one of the best dividend stocks on the market, and its profitability ensures that dividends are well-covered by its net income.

LSE:CARD Historical Dividend Yield, July 31st 2019

Next Steps:

For Card Factory, there are three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CARD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CARD’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has CARD'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 CARD? 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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