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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
AEZS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 46.43 vs. AEZS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AEZS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 195.66 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.10
AEZS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. AEZS: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AEZS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.34  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.1
-0.34
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AEZS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AEZS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AEZS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -14.18
M-Score: -2.51
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -4498.95
AEZS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.20 vs. AEZS: -4498.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AEZS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -339954.55  Med: -303.55 Max: -37.89
Current: -4498.95
-339954.55
-37.89
Net-margin (%) -3799.19
AEZS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.28 vs. AEZS: -3799.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AEZS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -150581.82  Med: -129.08 Max: 110.36
Current: -3799.19
-150581.82
110.36
ROE (%) -211.29
AEZS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -33.45 vs. AEZS: -211.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AEZS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -703.16  Med: -128.07 Max: 125.8
Current: -211.29
-703.16
125.8
ROA (%) -62.82
AEZS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.51 vs. AEZS: -62.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AEZS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.74  Med: -30.25 Max: 11.16
Current: -62.82
-109.74
11.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12674.75
AEZS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -372.06 vs. AEZS: -12674.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEZS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12674.75  Med: -917.48 Max: -34.36
Current: -12674.75
-12674.75
-34.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -72.30
AEZS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AEZS: -72.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEZS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -23.1 Max: 131.2
Current: -72.3
0
131.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -49.50
AEZS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AEZS: -49.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEZS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -18.7 Max: 183.9
Current: -49.5
0
183.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.10
AEZS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. AEZS: -40.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEZS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -19.85 Max: 64.9
Current: -40.1
0
64.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-30)


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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 3741
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Traded in other countries:AEZ.Canada, ET82.Germany,
AEterna Zentaris Inc is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel treatments in oncology, endocrinology and women's health.

AEterna Zentaris Inc is incorporated on September 12, 1990 under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the CBCA) and continues to be governed by the CBCA. The Company is an oncology and endocrinology drug development company investigating treatments for various unmet medical needs. Its pipeline encompasses compounds at all stages of development from drug discovery through to marketed products. Its oncology pipeline also encompasses other earlier-stage programs, including AEZS-112, an oral anticancer agent which involves three mechanisms of action such as tubulin, topoisomerase II and angiogenesis inhibition which has completed a Phase 1 trial in advanced solid tumors and lymphoma. Additionally, several novel targeted anticancer candidates such as AEZS-120, a live recombinant oral tumor vaccine candidate, as well as PI3K/Erk inhibitors, including AEZS-129, AEZS-134 and AEZS-136, are currently in preclinical development. In endocrinology, the Company is preparing the filing of an NDA in the U.S. for the registration of AEZS-130, an oral ghrelin agonist, as a diagnostic test for adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD). A Phase 3 trial under a SPA with the FDA has been completed in this indication. Furthermore, AEZS-130 is in a Phase 2A trial for the treatment of cancer-induced cachexia.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 0.40
AEZS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 27.27 vs. AEZS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AEZS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 7.77 Max: 18.4
Current: 0.4
0.34
18.4
PE(NRI) 0.40
AEZS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. AEZS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AEZS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 17.15 Max: 29.98
Current: 0.4
0.34
29.98
P/B 11.67
AEZS's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AEZS: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AEZS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.14 Max: 44.27
Current: 11.67
0.58
44.27
P/S 41.46
AEZS's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. AEZS: 41.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AEZS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.12 Max: 3761.9
Current: 41.46
0.68
3761.9
Current Ratio 3.98
AEZS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. AEZS: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AEZS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.38 Max: 50.67
Current: 3.98
0.92
50.67
Quick Ratio 3.98
AEZS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. AEZS: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AEZS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.15 Max: 49
Current: 3.98
0.92
49
Days Sales Outstanding 196.22
AEZS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
90% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 61.72 vs. AEZS: 196.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AEZS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.11  Med: 81.53 Max: 19345
Current: 196.22
14.11
19345

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -241.20
AEZS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. AEZS: -241.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AEZS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -241.2  Med: -15.9 Max: 0
Current: -241.2
-241.2
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 10.00
AEZS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. AEZS: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AEZS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.99 Max: 766.67
Current: 10
0.15
766.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -137.42
AEZS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -8.50 vs. AEZS: -137.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEZS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -172.5  Med: 214.9 Max: 23874.8
Current: -137.42
-172.5
23874.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.71
EPS (TTM) $ 9.29
Beta1.00
Short Percentage of Float6.24%
52-Week Range $2.60 - 7.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)11.67

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2 36 18
EPS ($) -3.65 -0.27 -0.92
EPS w/o NRI ($) -3.65 -0.27 -0.92
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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