The Bullish Thesis And Future For Invitae Story Is Breathtaking

Nov. 13, 2018 3:15 PM ETInvitae Corporation (NVTA)35 Comments


  • The company sees itself doubling annually for the foreseeable future.
  • The company sees itself with the potential of a five to ten billion dollar company over the next 3-5 years.
  • The company is not going to raise capital for at least the next couple of years at this point given their current burn and current trajectory.

Written by Ophir Gottlieb


Our number one Spotlight Top Pick Invitae (NYSE:NVTA) beat earnings and raised guidance, again. But after our one-on-one talk with CEO Sean George, the story is clearer and yet more bullish. We added Invitae to Top Picks for $7.42 on 1-Sept.-16. As of this writing, the stock is trading at $13.53, up 82.3%.

The fundamental thesis behind Invitae is two-fold. First, the broad theme of genomics and genetic testing is exploding. That is personalized medicine which is preventative or at least, early stage identification of disease risk so patients can get care in a timely fashion such that it will affect and improve outcomes. We investigate that theme further in the article.

Second, the company itself has created a moat through its size, cost reduction, and technology, relationships with bio-pharma companies and its ability to get nearly 300 million people covered through their insurance.

Snap Shot

While we dive deep into the interview below, here are three direct quotes:

First, while the company does not provide guidance for 2019 or beyond, I asked Sean if he still stood by his statement, that the company will roughly double annually for the foreseeable future. His answer was

Yes. I'm confident that the next few quarters will answer for themselves. That's where our head set is -- there's a ton of growth in this business.

When it comes to Sean's view of the company's future, he said he plans "to build a five to ten billion company over the next 3-5 years. I'd say that's exactly where we are going. The faster we can do that the better. It's very clear to us. That's the head set."

Finally, when touching on the need to raise more capital, he said:

We're not going to need to do anything [new capital] for

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Disclosure: I am/we are long NVTA. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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