Why Fundamental Investors Might Love Vifor Pharma AG (VTX:VIFN)

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Vifor Pharma AG (VTX:VIFN), there’s is a company with strong financial health as well as an optimistic future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Vifor Pharma here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

VIFN is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 30% in the upcoming year, bolstered by its outstanding cash-generating ability, as analysts predict its operating cash flows will more than double over the same time period. This is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities. VIFN’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. VIFN’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.33x total debt over the past year, which implies that VIFN’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

SWX:VIFN Past and Future Earnings, May 7th 2019
SWX:VIFN Past and Future Earnings, May 7th 2019

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For Vifor Pharma, there are three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has VIFN’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Valuation: What is VIFN 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 VIFN is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of VIFN? 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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