Is Raptor Pharmaceuticals Ready to Roar?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Raptor Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: RPTP  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Raptor and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Raptor facts

Headquarters

Novato, Calif.

Market Cap

$232.9 million

Industry

Biotechnology

Trailing-12-Month EBITDA

($36 million)

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Dr. Christopher Starr
CFO Georgia Erbez

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

(57.3%)

Cash/Debt

$43.1 million / $23.4 thousand

Competitors

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN  )
Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP  )
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 50 members who have rated Raptor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, highlighted Raptor as a strictly short-term opportunity:

I'm a long-term skeptic on Raptor, but I believe the stock is due for a turn-around before the DR Cysteamine PDUFA for cystinosis on January 30. Will convenience and a reduction in side effects convince insurers to pay 10-20 times as much as they pay now for the current therapy? I doubt it, and I don't think traders buying into the PDUFA will stick around to find out. Far-fetched use of the same compound for Huntington's disease and NASH is still in pie-in-the-sky stage and won't provide much lift until late 2013. This is a quick ditch if I have a positive score going into the PDUFA.

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  • Report this Comment On November 19, 2012, at 8:20 PM, carletones wrote:

    RPTP weak. ATM will be in full effect Q1 2013 and FDA may approve, but cost...yikes.

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