DARA BIOSCIENCES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has 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. DARA BIOSCIENCES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.57 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 110.56% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||0.72||0.18|
|Net Income ($mil)||-1.65||-2.35|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||12.03||3.43|
|Total Assets ($mil)||17.75||7.99|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.03||0.02|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||76.04||62.09|
|Return on Assets||-50.7||-124.74|
|Return on Equity||-64.68||-150.77|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||19.76||6.19|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.7||1.07|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||248792.0||223717.0|
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 1.02 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.28. 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, DARA BIOSCIENCES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DARA NM||Peers 56.92||DARA NM||Peers 49.52|
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.
DARA'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.
DARA's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|DARA NM||Peers 61.05||DARA NA||Peers 0.64|
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.
DARA'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.
|DARA 1.02||Peers 11.28||DARA 58.98||Peers 32.33|
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.
DARA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
DARA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|DARA 7.53||Peers 343.48||DARA 350.35||Peers 283.43|
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.
DARA is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
DARA has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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