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Should You Consider Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PTN)?

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PTN) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. PTN is a financially-robust company with a great history of performance, trading at a discount. 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 Palatin Technologies here.

Good value with proven track record

In the previous year, PTN has ramped up its bottom line by 45%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 36%. which paints a buoyant picture for the company. PTN's ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This implies that PTN manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about PTN’s debt levels because the company has a very miniscule amount on its books. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

AMEX:PTN Income Statement, September 17th 2019

PTN's share price is trading below its true value according to its price-to-earnings ratio of 6.21x compared to its industry as well as the wider stock market, which means it is relatively cheaper than its peers.

AMEX:PTN Price Estimation Relative to Market, September 17th 2019

Next Steps:

For Palatin Technologies, I've put together three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PTN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PTN’s outlook.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does PTN return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from PTN as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of PTN? 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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