POZEN INC's gross profit margin for the third 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. POZEN INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.05 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 significantly decreased by 47.92% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||7.54||2.58|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.75||-4.77|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||38.39||89.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||45.05||91.43|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||51.95||-184.82|
|Return on Assets||23.26||-22.55|
|Return on Equity||27.73||-28.41|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.77||30.51|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.19||2.38|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||416088.0||266063.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 33.74 for the Pharmaceuticals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.99 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.54. 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, POZEN INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|POZN 23.00||Peers 33.74||POZN NM||Peers 21.29|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
POZN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
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.
POZN's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|POZN 7.20||Peers 18.91||POZN NM||Peers 0.60|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
POZN is trading at a discount 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.
POZN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|POZN 5.99||Peers 7.54||POZN 145.58||Peers -16.18|
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.
POZN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
POZN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|POZN 8.33||Peers 6.65||POZN 288.24||Peers 10.85|
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.
POZN 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.
POZN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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