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A Holistic Look At Games Workshop Group PLC (LON:GAW)

Will Harmon

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Games Workshop Group PLC (LSE:GAW) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. GAW is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with a an impressive track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Games Workshop Group here.

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record and pays a dividend

GAW 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. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 67.30%, which is an optimistic signal for the future. GAW is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. Looking at GAW’s capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

LSE:GAW Income Statement Jun 20th 18

GAW’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 4.41%.

LSE:GAW Historical Dividend Yield Jun 20th 18

Next Steps:

For Games Workshop Group, there are three fundamental factors you should further examine:

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