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NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc
NPSP : NASDAQ : Health Care
$29.29 -0.04 | -0.14%
Today's Range: 29.22 - 29.96
Avg. Daily Volume: 2,257,300
07/24/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NPS PHARMACEUTICALS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased 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. NPS PHARMACEUTICALS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.08 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 2,581.81% 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 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)44.0425.43
EBITDA ($mil)-2.17-4.19
EBIT ($mil)-2.95-4.53
Net Income ($mil)-6.58-7.8


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)175.5490.44
Total Assets ($mil)279.49188.47
Total Debt ($mil)140.26169.57
Equity ($mil)105.35-4.25


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin97.51-16.47
EBITDA Margin-4.92-16.47
Operating Margin-6.69-17.81
Sales Turnover0.620.71
Return on Assets-4.39-8.47
Return on Equity-11.650.0
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio4.876.8
Debt/Capital0.571.03
Interest Expense4.043.4
Interest Coverage-0.73-1.33


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)103.2993.2
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.06-0.09
Book value / share1.02-0.05
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2248380.01981452.0

Valuation


HOLD. 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 26.41 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 10.93. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NPS PHARMACEUTICALS INC proves to trade 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
NPSP NM Peers 52.05   NPSP NM Peers 60.80

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.

NPSP'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.

NPSP's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NPSP 21.90 Peers 39.64   NPSP NA Peers 1.36

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

NPSP is trading at a significant premium to 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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NPSP 26.41 Peers 10.93   NPSP 31.58 Peers 2.68

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.

NPSP 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.

NPSP 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
NPSP 15.97 Peers 87.81   NPSP 30.82 Peers 53.74

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.

NPSP 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.

NPSP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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