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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 1151.08
ACHN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 47.96 vs. ACHN: 1151.08 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 1151.08

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 76.99
M-Score: -4.12
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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history
ROE (%) -43.31
ACHN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -34.30 vs. ACHN: -43.31 )
ACHN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -199.15   Max: -52.4
Current: -43.31

-199.15
-52.4
ROA (%) -40.39
ACHN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -26.94 vs. ACHN: -40.39 )
ACHN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -181.02   Max: -48.33
Current: -40.39

-181.02
-48.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4570.28
ACHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -394.00 vs. ACHN: -4570.28 )
ACHN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6066.62   Max: -465.75
Current: -4570.28

-6066.62
-465.75
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
ACHN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. ACHN: -100.00 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -42.3
Current: -100

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
ACHN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. ACHN: 4.10 )
ACHN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.1
Current: 4.1

0
4.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
ACHN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. ACHN: 3.40 )
ACHN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.5   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4

-65.5
3.4
» ACHN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ACHN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 590,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 48,767 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 600,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

ACHN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 43,533 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 500,000 sh (-15.25%)
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Q2 2014

ACHN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 26,592 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 547,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,262 sh (-99.55%)
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Q3 2014

ACHN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 897,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,048,100 sh (+91.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,217 sh (+70.04%)
Chuck Royce 2,262 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACHN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$3.08 - $4.2 $ 14.85324%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$2.43 - $3.46 $ 14.85412%600000
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.24%$7.2 - $11.1 $ 14.8568%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.24%$5.61 - $10.41 $ 14.85110%500000
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$5.94 - $10.95 $ 14.85102%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Reduce -50%0.09%$7.71 - $12.375 $ 14.8555%250000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Add 2132.14%0.16%$4.01 - $8 $ 14.85142%500000
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Ratios

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P/B 12.57
ACHN's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. ACHN: 12.57 )
ACHN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 17.77
Current: 12.57

0.79
17.77
EV-to-EBIT -22.41
ACHN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACHN: -22.41 )
ACHN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 0.6
Current: -22.41

-25.5
0.6
Current Ratio 11.73
ACHN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. ACHN: 11.73 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 14.96
Current: 11.73

1.06
14.96
Quick Ratio 11.73
ACHN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. ACHN: 11.73 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 14.96
Current: 11.73

1.06
14.96

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.02
ACHN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
80% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 55.00 vs. ACHN: 13.02 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 12.7
Current: 13.02

0.82
12.7
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.02
ACHN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 31.07 vs. ACHN: 13.02 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 12.7
Current: 13.02

0.82
12.7
Price/Tangible Book 12.57
ACHN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. ACHN: 12.57 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 77.75
Current: 12.57

0.72
77.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.50
ACHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 vs. ACHN: -4.50 )
ACHN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 176.4   Max: 2697.4
Current: -4.5

176.4
2697.4

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:ADA.Germany,
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated on August 17, 1998 in Delaware. The Company is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the discoveries, develops and commercializes treatments for infectious diseases. Within the anti-infective market, it is currently focusing its efforts on developing commercially competitive, short-duration combination therapies for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection that are administered once-daily, orally, and without ribavirin. The Company competes with Abbvie, Astra-Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Enanta, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Idenix, Johnson & Johnson, Presidio, Medivir, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Valeant and Vertex. The Company's drug candidates is subject to extensive governmental regulations relating to, among other things, research, testing, development, manufacturing, safety, efficacy, record keeping, labeling, marketing and distribution of drugs.
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