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Orion Engineered Carbons, S.A. (NYSE:OEC): Commentary On Fundamentals

Orion Engineered Carbons, S.A. ( NYSE:OEC ) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of OEC, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a great track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Orion Engineered Carbons here .

Outstanding track record with adequate balance sheet

OEC delivered a bottom-line expansion of 77% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 87%. which is an optimistic signal for the future. OEC’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. OEC seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.22x 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.

NYSE:OEC Income Statement Export December 12th 18

Next Steps:

For Orion Engineered Carbons, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook : What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for OEC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for OEC’s outlook.
  2. Valuation : What is OEC 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 OEC is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of OEC? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com .