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Solazyme Inc
SZYM : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$3.19 | %
Today's Range: 2.99 - 3.20
Avg. Daily Volume: 528,500
11/27/15 - 12:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SOLAZYME INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 115.18% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)11.417.56
EBITDA ($mil)0.0-30.25
EBIT ($mil)-25.97-31.84
Net Income ($mil)-34.92-39.68

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)117.25250.18
Total Assets ($mil)209.04364.32
Total Debt ($mil)201.83201.12
Equity ($mil)-19.54128.62

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin59.91-172.3
EBITDA Margin0.0-172.29
Operating Margin-227.86-181.31
Sales Turnover0.240.16
Return on Assets-72.53-41.34
Return on Equity0.0-117.09
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio7.398.5
Interest Expense0.03.55
Interest Coverage0.0-8.96

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)80.1879.29
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share-0.241.62
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume549084.0654584.0


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. 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 both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SZYM NM Peers 61.62   SZYM NA Peers 8.95

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 is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SZYM NM Peers 39.58   SZYM NA Peers 1.96

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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SZYM NM Peers 7.41   SZYM 7.32 Peers -298.85

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.

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


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

SZYM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SZYM 4.91 Peers 1.98   SZYM -12.11 Peers -22.70

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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