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Why Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), it is a company with strong financial health as well as a buoyant future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Verastem here.

Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential

VSTM is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 43% in the upcoming year. The optimistic bottom-line growth is supported by a similarly outstanding revenue growth over the same time period, which indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. VSTM is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that VSTM manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. With a debt-to-equity ratio of 23%, VSTM’s debt level is reasonable. This implies that VSTM has a healthy balance between taking advantage of low cost debt funding as well as sufficient financial flexibility without succumbing to the strict terms of debt.

NasdaqGM:VSTM Past and Future Earnings, March 7th 2019

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For Verastem, I’ve put together three key aspects you should look at:

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