Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc

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ALNY : NASDAQ : Health Care
$69.97 -4.9 | -6.54%
Today's Range: 67.34 - 71.48
Avg. Daily Volume: 1039500.0
05/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS 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 decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 30.12% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)18.967.35
EBITDA ($mil)-103.51-105.43
EBIT ($mil)-106.51-110.03
Net Income ($mil)-107.29-102.97

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)559.61013.63
Total Assets ($mil)1133.931316.95
Total Debt ($mil)150.00.0
Equity ($mil)830.91189.05

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin-545.94-1435.36
EBITDA Margin-545.94-1435.35
Operating Margin-561.77-1498.0
Sales Turnover0.050.02
Return on Assets-36.54-25.98
Return on Equity-49.87-28.78
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio6.2315.82
Interest Expense0.40.0
Interest Coverage-266.280.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)86.0785.46
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share9.6513.91
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1014854.01151291.0


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.36 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.84. 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, ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ALNY NM Peers 39.69   ALNY NM Peers 41.03

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.

ALNY'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.

ALNY's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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ALNY NM Peers 23.10   ALNY NA Peers 0.48

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.

ALNY'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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  Earnings Growth
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ALNY 7.36 Peers 9.84   ALNY -19.55 Peers -13.13

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.

ALNY 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, ALNY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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ALNY 104.11 Peers 108.22   ALNY 96.53 Peers 462.39

Average. 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.

ALNY is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ALNY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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