POZEN INC's gross profit margin for the second 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 4.09 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 significantly decreased by 62.15% 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 ($mil)||7.42||1.65|
|Net Income ($mil)||3.0||-3.99|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||31.79||76.93|
|Total Assets ($mil)||37.79||78.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.38||-242.04|
|Return on Assets||-2.74||-27.31|
|Return on Equity||-3.61||-28.42|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.41||30.47|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.91||2.49|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||260353.0||453574.0|
HOLD. 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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.91 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.97. 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 seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|POZN NM||Peers 38.74||POZN 52.47||Peers 16.19|
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.
POZN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. 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 is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|POZN 8.48||Peers 17.02||POZN NA||Peers 0.53|
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 significant 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.
Ratio not available.
|POZN 8.91||Peers 5.97||POZN 92.96||Peers 23.07|
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.
POZN 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.
POZN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|POZN 11.51||Peers 6.06||POZN 314.78||Peers 15.08|
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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