Looking at Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VNDA) earnings update on 31 March 2019, it seems that analyst expectations are fairly bearish, as a 16% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, against the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 21%. Currently with trailing-twelve-month earnings of US$25m, we can expect this to reach US$29m by 2020. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. For those interested in more of an analysis of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.
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Can we expect Vanda Pharmaceuticals to keep growing?
The longer term expectations from the 5 analysts of VNDA is tilted towards the positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To understand the overall trajectory of VNDA's earnings growth over these next fews years, I've fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope.
This results in an annual growth rate of 33% based on the most recent earnings level of US$25m to the final forecast of US$63m by 2022. EPS reaches $0.60 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $0.50 EPS today. Margins are currently sitting at 13%, which is expected to expand to 22% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Vanda Pharmaceuticals, I've compiled three important aspects you should further research:
- 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.
- Valuation: What is Vanda Pharmaceuticals 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 Vanda Pharmaceuticals is currently mispriced by the market.
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