VIVUS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. VIVUS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.78 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 31.13% 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 ($mil)||33.88||27.38|
|Net Income ($mil)||-15.83||-48.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||306.87||346.45|
|Total Assets ($mil)||391.82||422.48|
|Total Debt ($mil)||224.01||209.64|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||79.21||98.22|
|Return on Assets||-18.97||-50.64|
|Return on Equity||-70.18||-139.1|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||103.68||101.08|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.02||1.52|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1968922.0||2061801.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.10 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.99. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VIVUS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VVUS NM||Peers 32.76||VVUS NM||Peers 19.66|
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.
VVUS'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.
VVUS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|VVUS NM||Peers 18.43||VVUS NA||Peers 0.62|
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.
VVUS'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.
|VVUS 3.10||Peers 6.99||VVUS 66.04||Peers -11.58|
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.
VVUS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
VVUS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|VVUS 2.41||Peers 6.30||VVUS 250.05||Peers 10.30|
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.
VVUS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
VVUS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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