BIOTIME INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. BIOTIME INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.34 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 14.36% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1.11||1.21|
|Net Income ($mil)||-9.52||-7.55|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||15.72||14.31|
|Total Assets ($mil)||65.99||39.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.12||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-1033.27||-668.59|
|Return on Assets||-70.05||-65.82|
|Return on Equity||-258.25||-125.55|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||66.87||55.62|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.27||0.38|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||239795.0||265123.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.26 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a premium versus the industry average of 12.46. 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, BIOTIME INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BTX NM||Peers 86.69||BTX NM||Peers 47.54|
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.
BTX'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.
BTX's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|BTX NA||Peers 40.48||BTX NA||Peers 1.21|
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.
|BTX 13.26||Peers 12.46||BTX -56.86||Peers 18.86|
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.
BTX 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, BTX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BTX 49.66||Peers 132.30||BTX 17.93||Peers 398.21|
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.
BTX 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.
BTX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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