Shares in Ashtead Group plc show a positive technical chart pattern over the medium term. The timing to jump back on the rising trend seems good. Investors have an opportunity to buy the stock and target the GBX 6586.
The company has strong fundamentals. More than 70% of companies have a lower mix of growth, profitability, debt and visibility.
The company's EBITDA/Sales ratio is relatively high and results in high margins before depreciation, amortization and taxes.
The company returns high margins, thereby supporting business profitability.
Over the last twelve months, the sales forecast has been frequently revised upwards.
Analysts have consistently raised their revenue expectations for the company, which provides good prospects for the current and next years in terms of revenue growth.
For the last twelve months, analysts have been gradually revising upwards their EPS forecast for the upcoming fiscal year.
For the last few months, EPS revisions have remained quite promising. Analysts now anticipate higher profitability levels than before.
The average price target of analysts who are interested in the stock has been strongly revised upwards over the last four months.
The company benefits from high valuations in earnings multiples.
With an enterprise value anticipated at 5.38 times the sales for the current fiscal year, the company turns out to be overvalued.
In relation to the value of its tangible assets, the company's valuation appears relatively high.
The valuation of the company is particularly high given the cash flows generated by its activity.
The firm pays small or no dividend to shareholders. For that reason, it is not a yield company.
The average consensus view of analysts covering the stock has deteriorated over the past four months.
The price targets of various analysts who make up the consensus differ significantly. This reflects different assessments and/or a difficulty in valuing the company.
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