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Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc
ACUR : NASDAQ : Health Care
$0.49 | %
Today's Range: 0.46 - 0.50
Avg. Daily Volume: 75,200
12/19/14 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 4.88 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 63.29% 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 Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)0.150.08
EBITDA ($mil)-2.61-3.19
EBIT ($mil)-2.65-3.23
Net Income ($mil)-2.9-3.19


Balance Sheet Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14.5619.43
Total Assets ($mil)19.2821.76
Total Debt ($mil)9.690.0
Equity ($mil)7.5820.65


Profitability Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Gross Profit Margin-1802.76-3843.37
EBITDA Margin-1802.75-3843.37
Operating Margin-1824.83-3885.54
Sales Turnover0.010.0
Return on Assets-72.25-62.03
Return on Equity-183.79-65.38
Debt Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Current Ratio5.3218.69
Debt/Capital0.560.0
Interest Expense0.30.0
Interest Coverage-8.70.0


Share Data Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)48.8548.32
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.06-0.07
Book value / share0.160.43
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume78097.076064.0

Valuation


SELL. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.03 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.99. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACUR NM Peers 32.76   ACUR NM Peers 19.66

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACUR NM Peers 18.43   ACUR NA Peers 0.62

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ACUR 3.03 Peers 6.99   ACUR 3.45 Peers -11.58

Discount. 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 significant discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

ACUR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACUR 88.30 Peers 6.30   ACUR 192.04 Peers 10.30

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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