Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc

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PPHM : NASDAQ : Health Care
$3.13 up 0.01 | 0.32%
Today's Range: 3.09 - 3.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 299800.0
09/19/17 - 10:05 AM ET

Financial Analysis

PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICLS INC'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. 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. PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICLS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.06 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 36.82% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)27.085.61
EBITDA ($mil)-0.59-10.47
EBIT ($mil)-1.23-11.08
Net Income ($mil)-1.21-11.06

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)37.2644.2
Total Assets ($mil)100.28105.6
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)56.0140.93

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin26.8556.34
EBITDA Margin-2.16-186.64
Operating Margin-4.54-197.58
Sales Turnover0.790.38
Return on Assets-18.25-50.17
Return on Equity-41.69-140.4
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.671.24
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)45.0934.49
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share1.241.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume555593.01343018.0


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 2.47 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.14. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICLS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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PPHM NM Peers 39.88   PPHM NM Peers 27.93

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.

PPHM'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.

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

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  Price to
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PPHM NA Peers 25.67   PPHM NA Peers 0.50

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.

PPHM'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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PPHM 2.47 Peers 12.14   PPHM 64.58 Peers 10.47

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.

PPHM 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.

PPHM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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PPHM 1.75 Peers 94.57   PPHM 94.70 Peers 233.22

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.

PPHM 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.

PPHM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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