|The Race to Profitability|
|The Race to Profitability |
|Company||Positive cash flow?*||Cash to get there?^||Cash on hand ($ millions)#||Cash remaining (quarters)~||Price/sales ratio+|
|1. Ariba (ARBA:Nasdaq)||Yes||--||249||N/A||92|
|2. i2 Technologies (ITWO:Nasdaq)||Yes||--||638||N/A||29|
|3. Commerce One (CMRC:Nasdaq)||Q2 2000||Yes||97||10||70|
|4. VerticalNet (VERT:Nasdaq)||Q3 2001||Yes||200||8||57|
|5. Agile Software (AGIL:Nasdaq)||Q4 2001||Yes||311||119||35|
|6. E.piphany (EPNY:Nasdaq)||Q4 2001||Yes||425||101||52|
|7. PurchasePro (PPRO:Nasdaq)||Q4 2001||Yes||136||12||47|
|8. webMethods (WEBM:Nasdaq)||Q4 2001||++||198||++||33|
|9. FreeMarkets (FMKT:Nasdaq)||Q4 2002||Yes||174||15||34|
|10. Ventro (VNTR:Nasdaq)||2003||Yes||365**||15||10|
|Source: Companies, analysts, Securities and Exchange Commission filings. |
*Positive operating cash flow in most recent quarter. If not, when company and analysts project company will reach that threshold.
^At current burn rate, excluding loans, will cash last through cash-flow-positive target?
#At end of most recent quarter, including short-term investments.
~Quarters of cash left at current cash-burn rate.
+As of May 31.
**Includes $242.5 million raised in an April 3 debt offering.
++Not immediately available; data couldn't be found.