Celgene Corp. 's(NASDAQ: CELG) management took to the stage at the annual JP Morgan healthcare conference to outline to industry watchers its plans for the future. The presentation included updates to its financial guidance, and a peek into management's plans for its drug pipeline. Are Celgene's best days ahead of it?
A bright future
What may make Celgene so confident in its future could be a patent portfolio that protects its top sellers deep into the 2020s. For instance, Revlimid's patents protect it in the U.S. until 2027, and Otezla's patents protect it until 2024, and possibly until 2028, depending on how a patent expansion attempt pans out.
In the short-term, investors may reward or punish Celgene's shares based on ozanimod's phase 3 outcome this year. However, Celgene can still successfully grow sales and earnings without ozanimod, and its pipeline is packed full of promising therapies that could still move shares higher, regardless of ozanimod's outcome. For that reason, Celgene remains one of the most dynamic and attractive investments in this high-growth industry, and a core holding deserving of a spot in biotech investor's portfolios.
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Todd Campbell owns shares of Celgene. Todd owns E.B. Capital Markets, LLC. E.B. Capital's clients may have positions in the companies mentioned.Like this article? Follow him on Twitter where he goes by the handle @ebcapitalto see more articles like this. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Celgene. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy .