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The Female Health Company engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of the female condom.
This is a company in transition. It still has but 1 product, so it is a risk. However the product is has is quite special. It is in very good finacial shape. Lets se if it can make the transition from a government and iternational help suplier to a more consumer helping cmpany.
Use these and less people will exist to have temper tantrums!~
Just following tenmiles on this one - under 10 PE with growing dividend.
Two days have been pounding this stock, as the company went from a small cap dividend payer to a small cap growth stock only. Divindend investors are dumping like crazy. At $4.20, the stock is selling a a P/E under 10. Considering their market opportunity, a small position could prove to be a long term good move.
The Business moat: For sexually active couples, condom is the only barrier method approved by FDA for preventing sexual transmission of HIV/AIDs.About FHCO: The company manufactures and sells FC2 condoms. They are the only female condoms approved by FDA and cleared by WHO for purchase by UN agencies. The company’s primary customers are large global agencies such as UNFPA, USAID. The current focus of the firm has been to distribute its product through agencies rather than tapping clients directly. Indirectly, the prime customers are the developing countries where the chances of STIs are high and product’s accessibility is quite low. These agencies distribute the condoms directly to these people.The Company’s moat: FC2’s classification as a Class III medical device creates a significant barrier to entry in the US market for other players. As per the company’s estimation, it usually takes a minimum of 4-6 years to launch another FDA approved condom. The right set of chord with government agencies and a good product quality has helped FHCO win big tenders.
http://www.gurufocus.com/insider/FHCO Female Condoms, via Niek Kraakman
Great ethical Stock for my portfolio.
sell the female condom. distributed abroad. massive free cash flow.
The price of FHCO is in decline since their last earnings release. What people seem to forget, and what FHCO management is constantly repeating, is that their income fluctuates immensely due to the spending patterns of governments and NGO's. Despite lower reported earnings there is NO decrease in demand, it is just the cycle.I therefore see this as an amazing opportunity to make us of irrational behavior by investors. This company has a tremendously strong balance sheet. My intrinsic value estimate is $12.
Long. 14x fye. 21% rev growth. Female condoms.
Management owns a big slice of the pie, here. They keep voting themselves new dividends. Sales of female condoms are increasing in the developing world.
This company has a great yield, low P/E and is solving a global problem.
Low debt, unique and needed product, unbelievable ROI. reasonable to low PE, and it pays a dividend with a payout of less than 50%. It's a no-brainer for me.
Seems to be a fundamentally sound company, though the reliance on government and NGO income means I won't be adding it to my portfolio.
Decent financials, consumable product, lots of growth potential not only in industrializing countries, but in already-industrialized countries. That's a rare treat these days.
Top 25 best company pick
There is a defintie need for theior producct which will continue for quite a while.
underdeveloped nations need this
This has been a steady performer, bit it is still cheap. It also helps to have a product that is revolutionary.
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