Cash is king. If you don't believe it, look at Apple (AAPL), with more than $25 billion in cash. On top of that, the company is debt free. Maybe that is why the stock is up over 345% over the last five years.
Many investors look for debt free stocks selling at or near cash per share. These are stocks which have virtually no debt and are trading close to the amount of cash the company has on a per share basis. Without any debt and a lot of cash, it would be hard for a company to go out of business, unless it is a biotech company with a high burn rate. In addition, the cash might make the company a possible takeover candidate.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com just updated its list of Low Price to Cash per Share Ratio Stocks with No Debt, which shows the recent price, cash per share, forward PE, and price per cash ratio. Almost all the stocks have price to cash ratios less than 4.
On example is Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS), the video game manufacturer, has $4.99 in cash per share, with the stock selling at less than 15.80, giving it a 3.16 price to cash ratio. The company, with no debt, has a forward PE of 18.8.
FormFactor Inc. (FORM) is another stock with lots of cash. This debt-free manufacturer of semiconductor wafer probe card products, which sells for less than 9.50 per share, has a significant $7.35 per share in cash. Recent earnings were negative, however, revenues for the latest quarter were up 8.2%.
If you want a free downloadable Excel list of ten stocks that have a Low Price to Cash Ratio with No Debt, go to wsnn.com.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above stocks at the time the article was written.