ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.09 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 71.81% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||0.53||0.04|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.7||-3.42|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||12.1||26.07|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16.2||28.63|
|Total Debt ($mil)||9.72||9.6|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-429.3||-10177.14|
|Return on Assets||-81.56||-48.55|
|Return on Equity||-261.46||-77.55|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.85||48.33|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.1||0.37|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||160448.0||116952.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.45 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 8.21. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ACUR NM||Peers 32.75||ACUR NM||Peers 45.92|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
ACUR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
ACUR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|ACUR NM||Peers 17.68||ACUR NA||Peers 1.28|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
ACUR's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|ACUR 7.45||Peers 8.21||ACUR 10.00||Peers 9.32|
Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
ACUR is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ACUR is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|ACUR 50.15||Peers 6.64||ACUR 510.56||Peers 11.98|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
ACUR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
ACUR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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