ALKERMES PLC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. ALKERMES PLC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.50 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. ALKS managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 31.13% 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 ($mil)||159.99||139.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||-39.96||-7.76|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||572.57||339.43|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1837.86||1512.44|
|Total Debt ($mil)||359.55||365.87|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||76.66||75.25|
|Return on Assets||-2.31||0.0|
|Return on Equity||-3.18||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||146.09||136.65|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||9.13||7.44|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1325955.0||895818.0|
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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.18. 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, ALKERMES PLC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ALKS NM||Peers 43.82||ALKS NM||Peers 47.23|
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.
ALKS'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.
ALKS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|ALKS NM||Peers 27.24||ALKS NA||Peers 1.66|
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.
ALKS'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.
|ALKS 7.83||Peers 12.18||ALKS -3100.00||Peers 23.54|
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.
ALKS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ALKS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ALKS 17.46||Peers 226.51||ALKS 35.36||Peers 99.05|
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.
ALKS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ALKS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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