Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated biopharmaceutical company Alkermes (Nasdaq: ALKS ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Alkermes and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Dublin (1987)|
|Market Cap||$2.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$390.0 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Richard Pops
CFO James Frates
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(13%)|
|Cash/Debt||$190.5 million / $445.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 248 members who have rated Alkermes believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
These guys use technology to improve existing drugs, and make them less burdensome for patients to take. Plus, they're inventing a lot of new ones themselves. I think 2012 could be the breakout year for Alkermes, as the company now has five drugs on the market and, next year, they expect to see double-digit revenue growth. ... Plus, Alkermes has a hefty pipeline ... that's what matters ... where the company keeps on developing better drugs in areas they know well. This company is the opposite of the big, old-line pharma companies that seem to have hit the wall, or fallen off the cliff ... the patent cliff, that is.
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