Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotech company Exelixis (Nasdaq: EXEL ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Exelixis' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||San Francisco (1994)|
|Market Cap||$650 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$237 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos
President/CEO Dr. Michael Morrissey
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital||20.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$223 million / $210 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96.5% of the 2,568 members who have rated Exelixis believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They have enough money to complete Phase 3 studies for cabozantinib and get FDA approval (cabo is basically all the company's about by now, as they've focused totally on it). The trials so far are extremely positive; getting approval (and moving on to other forms of cancer) will take years, and MIGHT fail (so this is a high-risk position), but the probability of success is good and the prospective returns of such success absolutely breathtaking (definitely a multibagger from today's depressed stock price). It's also pretty uncorrelated from "the market in general", a pleasing rarity in these days of very high correlation among asset classes.
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