EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.67 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.98% 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 ($mil)||147.98||98.11|
|Net Income ($mil)||30.12||15.22|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||280.5||179.34|
|Total Assets ($mil)||945.26||626.63|
|Total Debt ($mil)||251.0||62.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||84.19||86.11|
|Return on Assets||3.88||4.96|
|Return on Equity||6.64||6.35|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||37.71||36.62|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||14.67||13.37|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||251311.0||206075.0|
BUY. EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 46.06 for the Biotechnology industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.90 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.94. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|EBS 38.15||Peers 46.06||EBS 9.35||Peers 59.57|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
EBS is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
EBS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|EBS 16.38||Peers 30.35||EBS NM||Peers 0.62|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
EBS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
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.
EBS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|EBS 1.90||Peers 11.94||EBS -13.10||Peers 52.99|
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.
EBS 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, EBS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EBS 2.33||Peers 173.10||EBS 43.93||Peers 120.69|
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.
EBS 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.
EBS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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