AUXILIUM PHARMA INC'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. AUXILIUM PHARMA INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.88 which shows a lack of 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 42.82% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||109.62||108.14|
|Net Income ($mil)||-32.65||-28.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||77.87||121.38|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1144.98||1128.23|
|Total Debt ($mil)||597.74||548.74|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||79.94||76.33|
|Return on Assets||-13.01||8.53|
|Return on Equity||-92.09||34.02|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.84||49.43|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.18||5.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1176778.0||2161102.0|
HOLD. 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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.26 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 7.54. 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, AUXILIUM PHARMA INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AUXL NM||Peers 33.74||AUXL NM||Peers 21.29|
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.
AUXL'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.
AUXL's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AUXL 24.23||Peers 18.91||AUXL NA||Peers 0.60|
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.
AUXL'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.
|AUXL 11.26||Peers 7.54||AUXL -253.60||Peers -16.18|
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.
AUXL 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, AUXL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AUXL 4.48||Peers 6.65||AUXL -9.00||Peers 10.85|
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.
AUXL 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.
AUXL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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