Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drug developer Vertex Pharmaceuticals
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vertex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Cambridge, Mass. (1989)|
|Market Cap||$8.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.4 billion|
|Management||Dr. Jeffrey Leiden (since February 2012)
CFO Ian Smith (since October 2001)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(61.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$968.9 million / $400.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 716 members who have rated Vertex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just gettin started -- looked at [price-to-sales] compared with [Alexion Pharmaceuticals] and this one has so much upside it astounds me. 2nd blockbuster Kalydeco coming along and then possible expansion to other [cystic-fibrosis] patients, combined with fact of all oral HCV treatments being tested and INCIVEK blockbuster profit machine for next couple years ... count me in.
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