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Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS): Commentary On Fundamentals

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Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) 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 AXAS, it has a a great history of performance as well as a buoyant future outlook going forward. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Abraxas Petroleum here.

Proven track record with reasonable growth potential

AXAS is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 25% in the upcoming year, supported by its outstanding capacity to churn out cash from operating activities, which is predicted to ramp up by 77% next year. This indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. Over the past year, AXAS has grown its earnings by 65%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did AXAS outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Oil and Gas industry expansion, which generated a 32% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company.

NasdaqCM:AXAS Past and Future Earnings, May 31st 2019

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For Abraxas Petroleum, I've compiled three relevant factors you should look at:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is AXAS 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 AXAS is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AXAS? 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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