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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
AEZS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 47.96 vs. AEZS: No Debt )
AEZS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.44   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -6.99
M-Score: 5.16
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 (%) -213526.73
AEZS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -76.30 vs. AEZS: -213526.73 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1448.42   Max: -8.58
Current: -213526.73

-1448.42
-8.58
Net-margin (%) -179395.29
AEZS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.15 vs. AEZS: -179395.29 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -994.25   Max: 110.36
Current: -179395.29

-994.25
110.36
ROE (%) -213.49
AEZS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -34.30 vs. AEZS: -213.49 )
AEZS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -702.59   Max: 125.82
Current: -213.49

-702.59
125.82
ROA (%) -52.05
AEZS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -26.94 vs. AEZS: -52.05 )
AEZS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -57.39   Max: 11.16
Current: -52.05

-57.39
11.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2080.16
AEZS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -394.00 vs. AEZS: -2080.16 )
AEZS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1640.75   Max: -15.97
Current: -2080.16

-1640.75
-15.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -53.70
AEZS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. AEZS: -53.70 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 131.5
Current: -53.7

0
131.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -19.60
AEZS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. AEZS: -19.60 )
AEZS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 184.7
Current: -19.6

0
184.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -24.50
AEZS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. AEZS: -24.50 )
AEZS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 65.1
Current: -24.5

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65.1
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Q4 2013

AEZS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Ratios

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P/B 4.90
AEZS's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. AEZS: 4.90 )
AEZS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 43.4
Current: 4.9

0.63
43.4
EV-to-EBIT 0.08
AEZS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
100% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AEZS: 0.08 )
AEZS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1092.9   Max: 24
Current: 0.08

-1092.9
24
Current Ratio 0.92
AEZS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. AEZS: 0.92 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 50.67
Current: 0.92

0.92
50.67
Quick Ratio 0.92
AEZS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. AEZS: 0.92 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 49
Current: 0.92

0.92
49
Days Inventory 13601.44
AEZS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AEZS: 13601.44 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 44.48   Max: 13601.44
Current: 13601.44

44.48
13601.44
Days Sales Outstanding 36.00
AEZS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 115.94 vs. AEZS: 36.00 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 14.11   Max: 1301.95
Current: 36

14.11
1301.95

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1203.70
AEZS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 vs. AEZS: 1203.70 )
AEZS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 3794.2
Current: 1203.7

4.2
3794.2

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:AEZ.Canada, ET81.Germany,
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.
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