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Should You Be Holding Cenkos Securities plc (LON:CNKS)?

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 Cenkos Securities plc (LON:CNKS), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Cenkos Securities here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

CNKS's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that CNKS manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CNKS currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise. CNKS's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if CNKS's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, CNKS's share price is trading below the group's average. This bolsters the proposition that CNKS's price is currently discounted.

AIM:CNKS Intrinsic value, April 12th 2019

Next Steps:

For Cenkos Securities, I've put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

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