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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 558.01
ACHN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 49.39 vs. ACHN: 558.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ACHN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 117.7 Max: No Debt
Current: 558.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.97
ACHN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ACHN: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ACHN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.98  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.97
-6.98
0.97
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: 21.67
Beneish M-Score: 179.91
WACC vs ROIC
22.62%
-3362.62%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -432.43
ACHN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -50.65 vs. ACHN: -432.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ACHN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17954.25  Med: -594.6 Max: 11879.49
Current: -432.43
-17954.25
11879.49
Net Margin % -411.37
ACHN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -43.94 vs. ACHN: -411.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ACHN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17897.17  Med: -553.66 Max: 12030.34
Current: -411.37
-17897.17
12030.34
ROE % -14.66
ACHN's ROE % is ranked higher than
61% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -24.74 vs. ACHN: -14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ACHN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -199.15  Med: -69.33 Max: -1.7
Current: -14.66
-199.15
-1.7
ROA % -14.19
ACHN's ROA % is ranked higher than
62% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -21.99 vs. ACHN: -14.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ACHN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -103.25  Med: -56.05 Max: -1.62
Current: -14.19
-103.25
-1.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1634.87
ACHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -218.94 vs. ACHN: -1634.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ACHN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6041.18  Med: -2833.51 Max: -287.49
Current: -1634.87
-6041.18
-287.49
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.60
ACHN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ACHN: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ACHN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -41.2 Max: 4.5
Current: -10.6
0
4.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -10.60
ACHN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. ACHN: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ACHN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.5  Med: -26.6 Max: 3.4
Current: -10.6
-65.5
3.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ACHN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 554,125 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,959 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 9,103,921 sh (+1.53%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2016

ACHN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 8,987,615 sh (-1.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,846 sh (-50.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 191,792 sh (-65.39%)
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Q3 2016

ACHN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 552,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 102,612 sh (+417.04%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 7,054,346 sh (-21.51%)
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Q4 2016

ACHN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 195,149 sh (+90.18%)
Jim Simons 945,189 sh (+71.04%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of treatments for infectious diseases like hepatitis C virus, or HCV, infection that are once-daily and ribavirin-free.

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.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.41
ACHN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. ACHN: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ACHN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.52 Max: 12.16
Current: 1.41
0.79
12.16
PS Ratio 37.26
ACHN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. ACHN: 37.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ACHN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 218.46 Max: 7995
Current: 37.26
0.84
7995
EV-to-EBIT -3.20
ACHN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 18.89 vs. ACHN: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACHN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -213.5  Med: -3.8 Max: 132.9
Current: -3.2
-213.5
132.9
EV-to-EBITDA -3.25
ACHN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. ACHN: -3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACHN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -264.5  Med: -3.8 Max: 118.7
Current: -3.25
-264.5
118.7
Current Ratio 27.38
ACHN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. ACHN: 27.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACHN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 6.16 Max: 31.56
Current: 27.38
1.06
31.56
Quick Ratio 27.38
ACHN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. ACHN: 27.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACHN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 6.16 Max: 31.56
Current: 27.38
1.06
31.56
Days Sales Outstanding 371.23
ACHN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 62.87 vs. ACHN: 371.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACHN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 124.65 Max: 371.23
Current: 371.23
2.79
371.23

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.20
ACHN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.60 vs. ACHN: -12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ACHN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -274.8  Med: -35.85 Max: -12.2
Current: -12.2
-274.8
-12.2

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 1.60
ACHN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. ACHN: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 4.85 Max: 12.7
Current: 1.6
0.82
12.7
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.52
ACHN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ACHN: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.52 Max: 12.29
Current: 1.52
0.78
12.29
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.40
ACHN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. ACHN: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 4.79 Max: 81.84
Current: 1.4
0.72
81.84
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.17
ACHN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ACHN: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.26 Max: 8.76
Current: 0.17
0.01
8.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -31.23
ACHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. ACHN: -31.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ACHN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.3  Med: 275.7 Max: 15068.8
Current: -31.23
-33.3
15068.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta2.71
Short Percentage of Float9.24%
52-Week Range $3.75 - 10.06
Shares Outstanding (Mil)136.72

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.54 -0.84 -1.00
EPS without NRI ($) -0.54 -0.84 -1.00
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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