Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Debt

I remember when this company of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) plunged and people said, after the fact that they recognized the problem of too much debt, especially in relationship to the market cap. Peter Tchir talks about Valeant's debt in this Forbes article.

However, when this stock was soaring ever higher, I do not remember anyone ever bringing up this problem. Everyone seemed to just get on the bank wagon of every higher stock price for this company. After the stock price started to fall it seemed that a number of people where pointing out the fact of the high debt compared to the market cap and that people should have seen that and acted accordingly.

On Thursday of this week, I will talk about what debt ratios that I look at for the companies I review. I always keep an eye on long term debt compared to a stock's market cap.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX-INE, OTC-INGXF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX-CPG, NYSE-CPG)... learn more on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 around 5 pm.

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