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AIREA plc (LON:AIEA): A Fundamentally Attractive Investment

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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 AIREA plc (LON:AIEA), it is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a a great history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on AIREA here.

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend

AIEA delivered a bottom-line expansion of 35% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 25%, which is an notable feat for the company. AIEA is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that AIEA has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. AIEA seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 3.79x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

AIM:AIEA Income Statement, July 1st 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, AIEA is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 7.1%, making it one of the best dividend companies in the market.

AIM:AIEA Historical Dividend Yield, July 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For AIREA, there are three relevant factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AIEA’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AIEA’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is AIEA 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 AIEA is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AIEA? 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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