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Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN): The Best Of Both Worlds

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), there’s is a company with strong financial health as well as an optimistic growth outlook. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Acceleron Pharma here.

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential

XLRN is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 39% in the upcoming year. This growth in the bottom-line is bolstered by an equally impressive top-line expansion over the same period, which is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities. XLRN is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that XLRN manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. XLRN currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is rather impressive for a US$2.3b market cap company. XLRN has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NasdaqGM:XLRN Past and Future Earnings, March 1st 2019

Next Steps:

For Acceleron Pharma, I’ve put together three key aspects you should further research:

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