Hemispherx Biopharma Inc

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HEB : AMEX : Health Care
$0.6721 -0.046 | -6.4%
Today's Range: 0.67 - 0.7256
Avg. Daily Volume: 281300.0
04/26/17 - 2:05 PM ET

Financial Analysis

HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.29 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 28.22% 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 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)0.020.02
EBITDA ($mil)-2.89-3.69
EBIT ($mil)-3.23-3.98
Net Income ($mil)-2.86-3.8

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)8.0112.38
Total Assets ($mil)21.5826.5
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)16.6323.17

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin-13150.0-165.22
EBITDA Margin-13150.0-16047.82
Operating Margin-14663.64-17317.39
Sales Turnover0.00.01
Return on Assets-43.87-62.45
Return on Equity-56.91-71.42
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio3.844.2
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.0-3983.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)24.1120.63
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.691.12
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume270833.0111114.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.83 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.43. 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, HEMISPHERX BIOPHARMA INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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HEB NM Peers 37.21   HEB NM Peers 24.72

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.

HEB'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.

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

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  Price to
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HEB NA Peers 43.15   HEB NA Peers 0.49

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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HEB 0.83 Peers 11.43   HEB 48.96 Peers 149.25

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.

HEB 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, HEB 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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HEB 137.40 Peers 191.95   HEB -29.46 Peers 395.13

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.

HEB is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

HEB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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