AGENUS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. AGENUS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.90 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 26.90% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3.95||0.72|
|Net Income ($mil)||-18.74||-0.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||79.3||73.49|
|Total Assets ($mil)||117.32||108.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||11.5||9.36|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-260.79||-1238.14|
|Return on Assets||-51.64||-22.96|
|Return on Equity||-131.42||-39.62|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||70.84||62.23|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.65||1.02|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1433808.0||2140802.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.67 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a premium versus the industry average of 11.08. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, AGENUS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AGEN NM||Peers 50.84||AGEN NM||Peers 53.27|
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.
AGEN'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.
AGEN's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AGEN NM||Peers 22.16||AGEN NA||Peers 0.63|
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.
AGEN'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.
|AGEN 11.67||Peers 11.08||AGEN -16.04||Peers 35.07|
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.
AGEN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, AGEN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AGEN 52.87||Peers 353.08||AGEN 284.23||Peers 311.67|
Discount. 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.
AGEN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
AGEN is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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