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Is Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL) Potentially Underrated?

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 Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL), it is a financially-healthy company with a strong history and a excellent future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Morses Club here.

Proven track record with reasonable growth potential

Over the past year, MCL has grown its earnings by 58%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 24% return to shareholders, which is an notable feat for the company.

AIM:MCL Past and Future Earnings, March 14th 2019

MCL’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that MCL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. MCL appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.46x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

AIM:MCL Historical Debt, March 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Morses Club, there are three key factors you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is MCL worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether MCL is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does MCL return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from MCL as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MCL? 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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