I didn't realize that REGN was splitting its stock 10 for 1!!!! LOL....Your kidding right!!!
The company's current forward looking PE is 35 and the estimated EPS is expected to grow 80%+ in 2013. I personally believe the analyst have been chasing the projected EPS higher each quarter. It wouldn't surprise me if next years EPS comes in closer to $5.50 per share. 2014 is looking very strong with numerous international launches set in 2013 which should result in strong international Eylea sales in 2014. 2014 EPS could be close to $8 per share that would be close to a 60% growth rate in EPS while the 2014 PE would be only around 22!!!! I'll buy a stock all day that grows earnings from $2.50 in 2012 to $5 in 2013 to $8 in 2014 and is trading at a 2013 PE of 35 and a 2014 PE of 22!!!
I believe if you buy the stock here at $175 at the end of 2017 the stock will be at $350. This would represent an approximately 15% compounded return. Not to shabby from these prices.
I didn't realize REGN was going to split its stock 10 for 1!!!!!! LOL....
By the way, REGN is NOT priced for perfection. The forward PE is 35 with a projected EPS growth in 2013 of more than 80%. I also believe the analyst continue to slow play this stock and are still trying to catch up with its growth rate over the next 2 - 3 years. Don't be surprise if 2013 EPS ends up closer to $5.50 than $4.75. In addition, 2014 EPS could come close to $8 (see my previous posts on the topic). That would be a PE of around 22 times current stock price with a growth rate of 80%+ in 2013 and 60% or so in 2014. Would you like me to comment on what the companies balance sheet and cash flows are going to look like over the next couple of years!!!!
By the way, I like that the stock has slowed down a little bit here and is building a base. I expect another breakout move in early 2013 when some of the year end selling gets behind us. Remember some people are looking to lock in the LTCG tax rate this year. That may put some pressure down on the stock in December. In any event, I'm not in the stock for the short term.