Many stocks have been testing new highs in 2020, and one of the most notable is Ascendis Pharma A/S (ASND). Currently, ASND is trading at $141.64 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $179.47.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $150.00 and the low is $90.06. Over the last 52 weeks, ASND is down -5.57% while the S&P 500 is down -0.75%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ASND reported a profit of $83.21 million. Ascendis Pharma A/S also saw revenues increase to $2.46 million. In addition, ASND has free cash flow of -$80.45 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at -$78.56 million which compares well with its peers.
ASND Return on Equity (ROE) is -36.70%, and its Return on Assets is -32.50%. All told, it is clear that, ASND needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ASND has a short ratio of 7.83 and outstanding shares of 47.99M.
ASND has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.15 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -5.41. Ascendis Pharma A/S ASND also noted assets of $685.54 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ASND has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Ascendis Pharma A/S ASND has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ASND represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Ascendis Pharma A/S ASND is now commanding a market cap of 7.03B and a float of 6.00M. ASND is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ASND stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in ASND, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.