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Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc
PLX : AMEX : Health Care
$3.44 0.00 | 0.00%
Today's Range: 3.37 - 3.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 231,200
07/29/14 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PROTALIX BIOTHERAPEUTICS 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. PROTALIX BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.97 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 434.42% 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 ($mil)7.383.97
EBITDA ($mil)-5.64-3.5
EBIT ($mil)-6.47-4.43
Net Income ($mil)-7.35-4.32


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)77.6941.87
Total Assets ($mil)103.4269.94
Total Debt ($mil)67.150.0
Equity ($mil)-33.58-6.28


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin-76.39-88.28
EBITDA Margin-76.39-88.28
Operating Margin-87.61-111.62
Sales Turnover0.140.5
Return on Assets-29.79-14.34
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio3.312.17
Debt/Capital2.00.0
Interest Expense0.880.0
Interest Coverage-7.380.0


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)93.6193.5
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.08-0.05
Book value / share-0.36-0.07
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume231117.0209760.0

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. 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 the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PLX NM Peers 80.07   PLX NM Peers 77.05

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.

PLX'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.

PLX'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
PLX NM Peers 35.32   PLX NA Peers 1.18

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.

PLX'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
PLX NM Peers 10.97   PLX -175.00 Peers 25.25

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.

PLX's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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

However, PLX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PLX 22.57 Peers 94.84   PLX -56.94 Peers 62.45

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.

PLX 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.

PLX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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