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A Holistic Look At Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)

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Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) 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 AHT, it is a dependable dividend payer that has been a rockstar for income investors, currently trading at an attractive share price. 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 Ashtead Group here.

Good value average dividend payer

AHT'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 AHT's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, AHT's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that AHT is potentially undervalued.

LSE:AHT Price Estimation Relative to Market, April 3rd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that AHT is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.7%. AHT has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

LSE:AHT Historical Dividend Yield, April 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Ashtead Group, I've compiled three key aspects you should look at:

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