AMPIO PHARMACEUTICALS 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. 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. AMPIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 19.63 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. AMPE 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 significantly decreased by 30.97% 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 ($mil)||0.02||0.01|
|Net Income ($mil)||-7.28||-10.24|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||43.27||78.23|
|Total Assets ($mil)||62.62||92.63|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-35085.71||-80261.54|
|Return on Assets||-56.15||-32.46|
|Return on Equity||-58.33||-34.43|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||51.99||51.92|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.16||1.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||771714.0||1168472.0|
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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.85. 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, AMPIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AMPE NM||Peers 33.24||AMPE NM||Peers 24.85|
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.
AMPE'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.
AMPE's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AMPE NA||Peers 18.88||AMPE NA||Peers 1.00|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|AMPE 2.49||Peers 11.85||AMPE 8.11||Peers 21.38|
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.
AMPE 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, AMPE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AMPE 1669.36||Peers 9.52||AMPE 70.00||Peers 8.60|
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.
AMPE 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.
AMPE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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