Neuralstem Inc.Find Ratings Reports
NEURALSTEM INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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. NEURALSTEM INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.95 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. CUR managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 24.85% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||0.25||0.01|
|Net Income ($mil)||-3.32||-5.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||11.68||20.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13.88||22.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||3.71|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||-878.57||-64000.0|
|Return on Assets||-112.83||-93.23|
|Return on Equity||-183.98||-185.99|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||15.16||11.03|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.56||1.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||145577.0||271216.0|
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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.90 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.33. 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, NEURALSTEM INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CUR NM||Peers 40.64||CUR NM||Peers 50.79|
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.
CUR'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.
CUR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|CUR NA||Peers 30.43||CUR NA||Peers 0.39|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|CUR 2.90||Peers 14.33||CUR 43.47||Peers 27.58|
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.
CUR 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.
CUR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CUR 95.04||Peers 72.30||CUR 1525.00||Peers 339.57|
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.
CUR 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.
CUR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.