Nektar Therapeutics Inc

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NKTR : NASDAQ : Health Care
$19.51 up 0.69 | 3.67%
Today's Range: 18.92 - 19.57
Avg. Daily Volume: 1618400.0
06/28/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.59 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 greatly increased by 16,372.36% 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 ($mil)24.7358.88
EBITDA ($mil)-50.4-5.77
EBIT ($mil)-54.44-9.48
Net Income ($mil)-63.87-19.5


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)358.52288.33
Total Assets ($mil)528.49491.88
Total Debt ($mil)352.35364.87
Equity ($mil)44.75-0.28


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin-203.83-9.8
EBITDA Margin-203.83-9.79
Operating Margin-220.14-16.11
Sales Turnover0.250.37
Return on Assets-37.44-27.34
Return on Equity-442.220.0
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.855.23
Debt/Capital0.891.0
Interest Expense9.9510.72
Interest Coverage-5.47-0.88


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)154.73135.29
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.42-0.14
Book value / share0.29-0.0
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1679702.01723131.0

Valuation


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 67.43 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 10.96. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NKTR NM Peers 91.01   NKTR NM Peers 20.41

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.

NKTR'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.

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

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NKTR NM Peers 16.75   NKTR NA Peers 0.72

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.

NKTR'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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NKTR 67.43 Peers 10.96   NKTR -38.00 Peers 19.17

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NKTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NKTR 22.98 Peers 12.35   NKTR -27.42 Peers 5.60

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.

NKTR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

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

NKTR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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