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Brief Commentary On Smiths Group plc's (LON:SMIN) Fundamentals

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Smiths Group plc ( LON:SMIN ) 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 SMIN, it is a dependable dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. 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 Smiths Group here .

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

SMIN is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that SMIN manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. SMIN appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.26x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

LSE:SMIN Historical Debt, July 2nd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that SMIN is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.8%. SMIN has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

LSE:SMIN Historical Dividend Yield, July 2nd 2019

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For Smiths Group, I've put together three important factors you should further examine:

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