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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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history
Cash to Debt 1.03
ACOR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 56.40 vs. ACOR: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.03   Max: N/A
Current: 1.03

Equity to Asset 0.50
ACOR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ACOR: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.98   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.5

-3.98
0.75
Interest Coverage 3.92
ACOR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ACOR: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.92   Max: 13.99
Current: 3.92

3.92
13.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.02
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
11.15%
6.44%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 7.54
ACOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -73.33 vs. ACOR: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9345.93   Max: 12
Current: 7.54

-9345.93
12
Net-margin (%) 3.30
ACOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -71.50 vs. ACOR: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9340.5   Max: 50.67
Current: 3.3

-9340.5
50.67
ROE (%) 2.71
ACOR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.51 vs. ACOR: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -92.5   Max: 52.43
Current: 2.71

-92.5
52.43
ROA (%) 1.47
ACOR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -23.47 vs. ACOR: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -109.5   Max: 32.8
Current: 1.47

-109.5
32.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 109.76
ACOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -358.68 vs. ACOR: 109.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4354.61   Max: 992.89
Current: 109.76

-4354.61
992.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
ACOR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ACOR: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.8   Max: 73.6
Current: 9

-61.8
73.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
ACOR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. ACOR: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -80.8   Max: 20.5
Current: 2.6

-80.8
20.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -17.90
ACOR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.70 vs. ACOR: -17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -84   Max: -12.4
Current: -17.9

-84
-12.4
» ACOR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ACOR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 51,262 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 615,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons 41,500 sh (-80.92%)
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Q3 2014

ACOR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 150,609 sh (+193.80%)
Jim Simons 97,900 sh (+135.90%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2014

ACOR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 247,841 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 161,650 sh (+7.33%)
Jim Simons 54,100 sh (-44.74%)
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Q1 2015

ACOR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Hussman 210,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 319,000 sh (+489.65%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 92.30
ACOR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
78% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. ACOR: 92.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 161.37
Current: 92.3

6.35
161.37
Forward P/E 384.62
ACOR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. ACOR: 384.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 97.00
ACOR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
78% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 38.10 vs. ACOR: 97.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 157.52
Current: 97

6.35
157.52
P/B 2.40
ACOR's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ACOR: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACOR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 44.88
Current: 2.4

2.28
44.88
P/S 3.10
ACOR's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. ACOR: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACOR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 24.53
Current: 3.1

0.12
24.53
PFCF 24.40
ACOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 35.83 vs. ACOR: 24.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ACOR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.97   Max: 130.85
Current: 24.4

10.97
130.85
POCF 22.23
ACOR's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 31.64 vs. ACOR: 22.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACOR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.61   Max: 66.66
Current: 22.23

9.61
66.66
EV-to-EBIT 42.94
ACOR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 30.27 vs. ACOR: 42.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACOR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -99.3   Max: 93.5
Current: 42.94

-99.3
93.5
Shiller P/E 57.00
ACOR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. ACOR: 57.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 56.17   Max: 479.88
Current: 57

56.17
479.88
Current Ratio 3.47
ACOR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. ACOR: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 8.36
Current: 3.47

0.59
8.36
Quick Ratio 3.09
ACOR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ACOR: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 8.09
Current: 3.09

0.42
8.09
Days Inventory 141.96
ACOR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 115.80 vs. ACOR: 141.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.56   Max: 332.51
Current: 141.96

14.56
332.51
Days Sales Outstanding 26.50
ACOR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 63.44 vs. ACOR: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.51   Max: 1465.33
Current: 26.5

28.51
1465.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
ACOR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACOR: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 22.28
Current: 1.3

1.44
22.28
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
ACOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ACOR: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 4.81
Current: 0.7

0.03
4.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.30
ACOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. ACOR: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
ACOR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.3

1.1
7.7

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:CDG.Germany,
Acorda Therapeutics Inc was incorporated on March 17, 1995 as a Delaware corporation. It is a biopharmaceutical company, engaged in the identification, development and commercialization of novel therapies that improve neurological function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. The first product for which it completed clinical development, Ampyra (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10mg was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, in January 2010 as a treatment to improve walking in patients with MS. Ampyra is marketed as Fampyra outside the U.S. by Biogen Idec International GmbH, or Biogen Idec. The Company also sells Zanaflex Capsules and Zanaflex tablets, which contain tizanidine hydrochloride, a short-acting drug approved by the FDA for the management of spasticity. The Company is developing a pipeline of novel neurological therapies. It is studying dalfampridine to improve a range of functional impairments, in addition to walking disability, caused by MS, as well as its use in other neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy and chronic stroke. In addition, it is developing its clinical stage compound AC105 for acute treatment of spinal cord injury and GGF2 for treatment of heart failure. GGF2 is also being investigated in preclinical studies as a treatment for neurological conditions such as stroke and SCI. Additional preclinical programs include rHIgM22, a remyelinating monoclonal antibody for the treatment of MS, and chondroitinase, an enzyme that encourages nerve plasticity in SCI. It also has trademark registrations for "Fampyra" and "Kampyra" and pending trademark applications therefor, in numerous foreign jurisdictions. It also owns the rights to the registered marks "Zanaflex" and "Zanaflex Capsules" and "Qutenza" in the U.S. In addition, its trademark portfolio includes several trademark registrations and pending trademark applications for potential product names and for disease awareness activities. The Company is subject to periodic unannounced inspections by the FDA and other regulatory bodies related to the other regulatory requirements that apply to marketed drugs manufactured or distributed by the Company.
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