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Should You Be Holding Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (TSE:SSL)?

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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 Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (TSE:SSL), it is a financially-robust company with a strong track record and a buoyant growth outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Sandstorm Gold here.

Proven track record with reasonable growth potential

SSL delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did SSL outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Metals and Mining industry expansion, which generated a -25% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see!

TSX:SSL Past and Future Earnings, June 23rd 2019

SSL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that SSL has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. SSL appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.11x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

TSX:SSL Historical Debt, June 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Sandstorm Gold, there are three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is SSL 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 SSL is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does SSL 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 SSL as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SSL? 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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If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.