HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.09 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. HEB managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 17.99% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||0.05||0.04|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.2||-5.14|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||17.43||29.22|
|Total Assets ($mil)||30.64||42.88|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.03||7.12|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-8940.0||-11800.0|
|Return on Assets||-52.83||-43.12|
|Return on Equity||-61.4||-57.5|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||193.71||167.55|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.14||0.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1868631.0||1725253.0|
SELL. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.69 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 13.25. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HEB NM||Peers 48.84||HEB NM||Peers 71.15|
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.
HEB'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.
HEB's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|HEB NA||Peers 31.42||HEB NA||Peers 0.65|
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.
|HEB 1.69||Peers 13.25||HEB 18.19||Peers 48.04|
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.
HEB 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, HEB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|HEB 234.49||Peers 211.27||HEB 15.56||Peers 107.52|
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.
HEB is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
HEB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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