Why I Like Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA)

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of VNDA, it is a company with strong financial health as well as a excellent growth outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Vanda Pharmaceuticals here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

VNDA is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 27% in the upcoming year, supported by its outstanding capacity to churn out cash from operating activities, which is predicted to ramp up by 53% next year. This indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. VNDA is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that VNDA has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about VNDA’s debt levels because the company has none! This means it is running its business only on equity capital funding, which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

NasdaqGM:VNDA Past and Future Earnings, April 23rd 2019
NasdaqGM:VNDA Past and Future Earnings, April 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Vanda Pharmaceuticals, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has VNDA’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 VNDA 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 VNDA is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of VNDA? 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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