Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (REGN)
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- REGN's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 7.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 182.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 201.44% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 139.65% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, REGN should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Biotechnology industry. The net income increased by 222.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$62.51 million to $76.74 million.
- REGENERON PHARMACEUT reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, REGENERON PHARMACEUT reported poor results of -$2.44 versus -$1.27 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.68 versus -$2.44).
- REGN's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio shows mixed results, the company's quick ratio of 4.02 is very high and demonstrates very strong liquidity.
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