Fools, I'm here to tell you about a solid -- and obviously under-followed -- mid-cap stock: KHD Humboldt Wedag
When I look over KHD's earnings picture, its balance sheet, and -- perhaps most importantly -- its order flow, I'm inclined to sit up and take notice. Most notable is the company’s 88% year-over-year boost in pro forma profits, and a near doubling of order intakes. Similarly, the company’s order backlog is up 96% year over year to $1.3 billion as of June 30.
I think it's also meaningful that 57% of the company's order intake in the first six months of this year came from Russia and Eastern Europe, while another 31% came from Asia. Like fellow Motley Fool Global Gains selection Cemex
It also seems important to note that KHD isn't about to topple under the weight of analysts crawling all over it. Indeed, it appears that only a single dart-thrower follows the company actively. That's just another number that points to a company that's flying low -- well below the radar -- but one that shouldn't get by Foolish detection systems.
Fool contributor David Lee Smith has nary a financial interest in any of the companies mentioned. He does welcome your questions, comments, or kibitzing. Cemex is a Stock Advisor recommendation, and the Motley Fool owns shares of both KHD and Cemex. The Fool has a disclosure policy.