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Why Fundamental Investors Love athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN)

Devin Koller

athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) 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 ATHN, it is a company with impressive financial health as well as a excellent future outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on athenahealth here.

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential

ATHN’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. ATHN’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.95x total debt over the past year, which implies that ATHN’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

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For athenahealth, there are three relevant aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has ATHN’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 ATHN 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 ATHN is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ATHN? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.