Why Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe EXEL has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-healthy company with an impressive history and a buoyant future outlook. 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, take a look at the report on Exelixis here.

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet

EXEL 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. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 47% return to shareholders, which is an optimistic signal for the future.

NasdaqGS:EXEL Past and Future Earnings, June 24th 2019
NasdaqGS:EXEL Past and Future Earnings, June 24th 2019

EXEL’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 implies that EXEL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. With a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.2%, EXEL’s debt level is rather small. This means the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NasdaqGS:EXEL Historical Debt, June 24th 2019
NasdaqGS:EXEL Historical Debt, June 24th 2019

Next Steps:

For Exelixis, I’ve compiled three pertinent aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is EXEL 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 EXEL is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does EXEL return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from EXEL as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of EXEL? 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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