Horizon Pharma PLC

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HZNP : NASDAQ : Health Care
$15.12 up 0.71 | 4.9%
Today's Range: 14.41 - 15.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 2759100.0
03/29/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

HORIZON PHARMA PLC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. HORIZON PHARMA PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.36 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.75% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)310.35244.54
EBITDA ($mil)106.8797.48
EBIT ($mil)39.4953.16
Net Income ($mil)-130.5423.99

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)519.22861.48
Total Assets ($mil)4292.063066.95
Total Debt ($mil)1807.491145.12
Equity ($mil)1263.781313.15

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin91.4292.58
EBITDA Margin34.4339.86
Operating Margin12.7321.74
Sales Turnover0.240.25
Return on Assets-3.881.28
Return on Equity-13.23.01
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.733.09
Interest Expense28.8620.12
Interest Coverage1.372.64

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)161.62159.69
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share7.828.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2723916.03964601.0


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 1.86 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.52. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HORIZON PHARMA PLC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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HZNP NM Peers 45.92   HZNP 6.37 Peers 18.88

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.

HZNP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. 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.

HZNP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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HZNP 5.60 Peers 14.67   HZNP NA Peers 1.21

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

HZNP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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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HZNP 1.86 Peers 12.52   HZNP -595.23 Peers -2.47

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.

HZNP 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, HZNP 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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HZNP 2.25 Peers 14.79   HZNP 38.18 Peers 4.55

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.

HZNP 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.

HZNP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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