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Metabolix Inc
MBLX : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$3.78 | %
Today's Range: 3.77 - 4.07
Avg. Daily Volume: 22,000
07/02/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


METABOLIX INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. METABOLIX INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.41 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. MBLX 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 remained unchanged 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 Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)0.650.61
EBITDA ($mil)-5.44-7.31
EBIT ($mil)-5.5-7.5
Net Income ($mil)-5.84-8.15


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)13.2610.42
Total Assets ($mil)16.6717.43
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)13.3313.38


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin-843.41-1191.84
EBITDA Margin-843.41-1191.84
Operating Margin-851.94-1223.0
Sales Turnover0.170.23
Return on Assets-163.3-183.02
Return on Equity-188.44-233.52
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio4.844.1
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)22.565.81
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.24-1.26
Book value / share0.592.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume62710.0179211.0

Valuation


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.57 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.81. 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, METABOLIX INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MBLX NM Peers 23.67   MBLX 24.64 Peers 15.08

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.

MBLX's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Premium. 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.

MBLX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MBLX NM Peers 18.43   MBLX NA Peers 3.11

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.

MBLX'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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MBLX 6.57 Peers 6.81   MBLX 54.45 Peers 32.14

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.

MBLX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

MBLX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MBLX 30.93 Peers 2.28   MBLX -30.32 Peers 4.76

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.

MBLX is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MBLX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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