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Why Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:CUV) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

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Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:CUV) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of CUV, it is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals here.

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record

CUV delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 37% return to shareholders, which paints a buoyant picture for the company. CUV is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Looking at CUV's capital structure, the company has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

ASX:CUV Income Statement, June 16th 2019

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For Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals, I've compiled three pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CUV’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CUV’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CUV 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 CUV is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CUV? 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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