Novavax Inc

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NVAX : NASDAQ : Health Care
$7.32 -0.06 | -0.81%
Today's Range: 7.11 - 7.44
Avg. Daily Volume: 5,173,200
07/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NOVAVAX INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. NOVAVAX INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.53 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 53.60% 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 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4.229.88
EBITDA ($mil)-73.31-23.0
EBIT ($mil)-75.26-24.31
Net Income ($mil)-77.25-24.37

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)463.49327.74
Total Assets ($mil)592.51438.84
Total Debt ($mil)315.520.83
Equity ($mil)185.43399.71

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin-1737.98-232.9
EBITDA Margin-1737.98-232.9
Operating Margin-1784.31-246.16
Sales Turnover0.050.08
Return on Assets-35.41-21.3
Return on Equity-113.15-23.39
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio6.8212.17
Interest Expense2.430.04
Interest Coverage-30.97-675.36

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)270.77267.93
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.681.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5158931.07675947.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.86 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 11.16. 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, NOVAVAX INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NVAX NM Peers 40.39   NVAX NM Peers 21.72

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.

NVAX'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.

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

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  Price to
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NVAX NM Peers 122.62   NVAX NA Peers 1.15

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.

NVAX'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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NVAX 10.86 Peers 11.16   NVAX -100.00 Peers -19.12

Average. 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.

NVAX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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

However, NVAX 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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NVAX 65.86 Peers 425.82   NVAX -7.51 Peers 40.81

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.

NVAX 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.

NVAX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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