APRICUS BIOSCIENCES 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.79 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 82.51% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1.91||0.36|
|Net Income ($mil)||-17.29||-1.35|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||11.69||21.74|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14.81||23.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4.78||2.6|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-892.03||-1117.4|
|Return on Assets||-147.11||-72.66|
|Return on Equity||-1171.28||-144.64|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||44.33||37.54|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.04||0.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||389645.0||238712.0|
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 41.20 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|APRI NM||Peers 33.19||APRI NM||Peers 39.60|
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.
APRI'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.
APRI's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|APRI NM||Peers 18.04||APRI 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.
APRI'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.
|APRI 41.20||Peers 8.85||APRI -12.50||Peers 32.27|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
APRI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, APRI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|APRI 8.52||Peers 7.66||APRI 268.73||Peers 12.87|
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.
APRI is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
APRI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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