SOLAZYME INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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. SOLAZYME INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 9.16 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 37.83% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||14.5||11.27|
|Net Income ($mil)||-44.87||-33.34|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||207.31||167.52|
|Total Assets ($mil)||312.59||258.71|
|Total Debt ($mil)||200.1||93.52|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-209.71||-235.05|
|Return on Assets||-51.87||-44.98|
|Return on Equity||-187.71||-83.76|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||79.39||68.75|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.09||2.02|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||969435.0||1857709.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.54 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SOLAZYME INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SZYM NM||Peers 26.42||SZYM NM||Peers 8.99|
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.
SZYM'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.
SZYM's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|SZYM NM||Peers 68.21||SZYM NA||Peers 0.87|
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.
SZYM'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.
|SZYM 3.54||Peers 11.87||SZYM -17.67||Peers 47.74|
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.
SZYM 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, SZYM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SZYM 5.06||Peers 2.35||SZYM 51.92||Peers 6.69|
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.
SZYM 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.
SZYM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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