These Factors Make Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) An Interesting Investment

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), there’s is a company with strong financial health as well as an optimistic future 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, read the full report on Verastem here.

Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential

VSTM is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 43% in the upcoming year. Earnings growth is paired with an eye-catching top-line trajectory also doubling over the same period, which indicates a high-quality bottom-line expansion, as opposed to those driven by unsustainable cost-cutting activities. VSTM’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 VSTM manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. VSTM’s debt-to-equity ratio stands at 23%, which means its debt level is acceptable. This implies that VSTM has a healthy balance between taking advantage of low cost debt funding as well as sufficient financial flexibility without succumbing to the strict terms of debt.

NasdaqGM:VSTM Past and Future Earnings, February 28th 2019
NasdaqGM:VSTM Past and Future Earnings, February 28th 2019

Next Steps:

For Verastem, I’ve put together three essential aspects you should further research:

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