NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased 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 4.16 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 140.41% 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 ($mil)||19.55||31.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||-45.68||-47.66|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||262.82||237.03|
|Total Assets ($mil)||441.62||434.53|
|Total Debt ($mil)||254.12||265.11|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-175.4||-77.7|
|Return on Assets||-12.2||-37.28|
|Return on Equity||-148.39||0.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||128.25||116.49|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.28||-0.77|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||987535.0||1353166.0|
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 45.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 9.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NKTR NM||Peers 32.92||NKTR NM||Peers 41.73|
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 17.83||NKTR NA||Peers 0.94|
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 45.83||Peers 9.72||NKTR 67.86||Peers 37.78|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NKTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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 8.29||Peers 6.88||NKTR 34.77||Peers 8.07|
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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
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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