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Portola: A Strong Earnings Report That Foretells Much More Fortunes

|About: Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA)
Summary

The recent bear market enabled many bioscience stocks to be trading at a deep discount to their intrinsic value.

Portola Pharmaceuticals posted highly encouraging Third Quarters earnings that caused a robust rally. Nevertheless, there are significant upsides ahead.

Andexxa sales are gaining traction while cerdulatinib will most likely deliver the superb Phase 2a trial results.

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act set for Generation 2 Andexxa is a key catalyst that will most likely cause a big rally.

The financials and valuations are highly favorable.

We both insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business. - Charlie Munger

Our philosophy is embedded in opportunistic investing so we are excited in a bear market due to the bargain stocks that are available. In our continuous search for investment opportunities for Integrated BioSci Investing members, we found another company, Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) that is trading significantly below its intrinsic value. Portola recently reported its Third Quarter earnings results which induced a rally. Specifically, the stock traded $4.08 higher at $23.14 for over 21% profits. The revenues and bottom line earning improved substantially. In its early commercialization, the lead approved molecule (Andexxa) is already delivering highly promising sales. Nevertheless, Portola is expecting an FDA approval for Generation 2 Andexxa to power its next aggressive growth phase. And, we strongly believe that the good news will come to shareholders and patients on Dec. 31, 2018. With Generation 2 Andexxa approval, the revenues and earnings should be catapulted by multiple folds. In this research, we’ll present an analysis of the latest developments and reaffirm our bull thesis on this growth stock.

Figure 1: Portola chart (Source: StockCharts)

Final Remarks

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