NOVAVAX INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. NOVAVAX INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 9.22 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 306.97% 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 ($mil)||8.26||3.53|
|Net Income ($mil)||-17.86||-12.63|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||152.66||40.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||311.99||92.92|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1.81||2.49|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||50.04||68.29|
|Return on Assets||-19.56||-40.76|
|Return on Equity||-21.66||-54.72|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||238.12||152.71|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.18||0.45|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2977628.0||4280147.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.51 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.07. 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, NOVAVAX INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NVAX NM||Peers 81.36||NVAX NM||Peers 47.80|
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.
NVAX'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.
NVAX's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|NVAX NM||Peers 39.50||NVAX NA||Peers 1.22|
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.
NVAX'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.
|NVAX 3.51||Peers 12.07||NVAX -19.23||Peers 19.82|
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.
NVAX 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, NVAX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NVAX 33.76||Peers 109.12||NVAX 65.41||Peers 358.14|
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.
NVAX 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.
NVAX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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