Should Galenica AG (VTX:GALE) Be Your Next Stock Pick? – Simply Wall St

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Galenica AG (VTX:GALE), it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Galenica here.

Adequate balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past year, GALE has grown its earnings by 24%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did GALE outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Healthcare industry expansion, which generated a 12% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company. GALE’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 GALE manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. GALE appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.42x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

SWX:GALE Income Statement, April 7th 2019

Next Steps:

For Galenica, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GALE’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GALE’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is GALE 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 GALE is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of GALE? 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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