NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.31 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. NKTR 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 increased by 12.79% 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 ($mil)||28.51||33.86|
|Net Income ($mil)||-32.64||-42.75|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||276.44||201.89|
|Total Assets ($mil)||478.14||412.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||252.46||258.98|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-68.95||-76.65|
|Return on Assets||-29.91||-47.06|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||127.29||115.68|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.28||-0.35|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1280630.0||1152211.0|
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. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|NKTR NM||Peers 38.74||NKTR NM||Peers 16.19|
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.
NKTR'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.
NKTR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|NKTR NM||Peers 17.02||NKTR NA||Peers 0.53|
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.
NKTR'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.
|NKTR NM||Peers 5.97||NKTR 30.18||Peers 23.07|
Neutral. 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.
NKTR's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
NKTR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|NKTR 12.04||Peers 6.06||NKTR 45.54||Peers 15.08|
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.
NKTR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
NKTR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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