Icon Pub Ltd Co (NASDAQ:ICLR)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is a contract research organization, providing clinical research and development services on a global basis to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

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Member Avatar nagana (72.70) Submitted: 7/15/2015 2:06:07 AM : Outperform Start Price: $69.12 ICLR Score: +17.03

Financials appear strong. Revenues are growing in a steady pace. EPS is growing at very good rate. FY 2014 EPS grew 62% when compared to FY 2013. The company is guiding 20-25% growth in earnings for FY 2015. TTM 1Y PEG is slightly higher but the Forward PEG (1.3) and Forward PE (18.1) based on analysts estimates says that price of the stock could rise in the near future.

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Member Avatar TMFHelical (98.92) Submitted: 9/4/2014 10:40:00 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.91 ICLR Score: +337.37

Long term trend in pharma outsourcing. Bought on weakness.

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Member Avatar PatientJC (43.52) Submitted: 2/10/2014 2:38:23 PM : Underperform Start Price: $45.37 ICLR Score: -61.14

underwhelming fundamentals

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Member Avatar quinnathome (34.88) Submitted: 4/10/2013 3:14:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $30.90 ICLR Score: +128.69

Well-run international company in an industry that is sure to grow as healthcare costs continue to rise.

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Member Avatar CellBlock9 (93.14) Submitted: 1/11/2013 1:34:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $23.92 ICLR Score: +183.67

S &P 5 star

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Member Avatar pennysplants (99.52) Submitted: 11/22/2012 4:42:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.00 ICLR Score: +203.07

Reassess long term position. Strongest going forward in this sector? Cleaning up after 2 year hiatus from CAPS.

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Member Avatar TMFRisingStars (43.64) Submitted: 7/29/2011 10:21:20 AM : Outperform Start Price: $22.28 ICLR Score: +199.88

Here's the buy rec:
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/07/27/rising-stars-buy-icon.aspx

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Member Avatar RENNOTA (< 20) Submitted: 10/15/2010 12:45:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $21.19 ICLR Score: +202.43

True to my style, this stock has all the makings of a security whose price understates the value of the underlying business. This company produces some pretty impressive margins, while still maintaining a very healthy balance sheet. The firm also sticks to its core competencies beautifully, indicating a disciplined, intelligent management.
I also like this stock because, in addition to currently looking attractive, it incorporates a larger, macro play. It stands to grow revenue as pharmaceutical companies increasingly outsource their testing operations in an effort to cut costs. I think this stock appears poised to outperform the broad market index.

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Member Avatar scoobamang (< 20) Submitted: 11/15/2009 6:37:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.65 ICLR Score: +166.07

Good fundamentals, steady growth in revenue and profit. It seems like they recently made some acquisitions and this is the reason it dropped down from $40, which I think it should return to relatively soon. Very little debt!

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Member Avatar cfackler (94.07) Submitted: 10/22/2009 9:59:44 AM : Outperform Start Price: $25.42 ICLR Score: +122.73

I love companies that serve other companies. Regardless of the success or failure of a drug trial, this company makes money.

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Member Avatar ftblfntk56 (< 20) Submitted: 6/4/2009 7:44:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $20.12 ICLR Score: +178.96

I sold this stock today. I bought in at $15 last month and I am taking my 36% profit. I have it written down to get out before July as I feel the stock will have some poorer earnings reports. However, long term this stock is a sure fire winner, just not the next month. I'll re-evaluate it in August.

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Member Avatar kevinottofro (96.67) Submitted: 4/25/2009 9:02:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.25 ICLR Score: +281.84

Low relative PE, good star ranking, PEG & 09 PE still below normal - bottom fishing 4/27 picks.

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Member Avatar Trimalerus (82.90) Submitted: 4/6/2009 4:10:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.28 ICLR Score: +208.81

A good buy even at $23 according to the high scores on the Scorecard. Near 52 week low. Healthcare industry has high growth potential. Followed another 99% member to this pick.

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Member Avatar hondo928 (99.31) Submitted: 3/10/2009 4:19:24 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.00 ICLR Score: +203.39

They claim to have been hurt by a strong dollar, great news since Comrade Obama loves inflation and a weak dollar.

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Member Avatar WakeJKirk (74.24) Submitted: 12/23/2008 9:06:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.66 ICLR Score: +209.78

ICLR is a very solid company that I consider to be on the upswing business wise but has suffered a beating by Mr. Market.

The growth rate has been steady over the past few years and most recently has been at a whopping 30% and change. The PE ratio is nearly half of that and as Peter Lynch would say, of course depending on the sector, that usually indicates a bargain.

ICLR has a ton of cash on hand and no major debts. There's been nothing but positive news about this company or for that matter the sector. I predict this will be back up to mid-$20's within the next two months for a short play and of course it would be a good buy now around or below $18 for the longer term of six to eights months.

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Member Avatar tskephart (92.10) Submitted: 11/26/2008 12:45:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.02 ICLR Score: +177.58

Will benefit from pharma outsourcing

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Member Avatar elrap (69.94) Submitted: 10/28/2008 9:40:45 AM : Outperform Start Price: $24.25 ICLR Score: +88.24

In so far as it can be - this is a recession proof stock. CEO, Peter Gray was quoted as saying - "people don't stop buying medicines when there is a recession".

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Member Avatar stockguy07 (< 20) Submitted: 8/13/2008 1:59:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.65 ICLR Score: +25.63

TM - drug trial outsourcing

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Member Avatar money4play (< 20) Submitted: 8/11/2008 3:32:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.67 ICLR Score: +17.98

As big pharma trys to reduce costs of geting products to market they will rely more heavily on outsourcing clinical trials.

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Member Avatar Option1307 (30.21) Submitted: 8/5/2008 1:43:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $41.25 ICLR Score: +23.59

I agree with most that outsouring is going to continue to be an important aspect of the biotech/pharma cost-cutting methods. ICLR is based in Ireland which gives it some insulation against the slowing US economy; however, I doubt the economy will effect this industry either way.

Good balance sheet, increasing sales, EPS, cash flow last 3 yrs. RoE of 16% is mediocre but better than most competitors. P/S of 2.82. IBD rating of 90/96 for EPS/price strength respectively. 17% inside ownership is a nice addition as well.

I know I'm coming in high, but it looks as if its ready to run some more, its still got more Irish luck...

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