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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

Interest Coverage 2.71
AKRX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 24.68 vs. AKRX: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AKRX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 2.71
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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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

AKRX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 485,000 sh (+147.20%)
Mario Gabelli 23,100 sh (+77.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,050 sh (+14.56%)
Murray Stahl 19,285 sh (+8.83%)
George Soros Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 3,422,713 sh (-18.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,400 sh (-89.43%)
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Q3 2015

AKRX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 274,120 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 29,500 sh (+27.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 18,866 sh (-2.17%)
Columbia Wanger 3,316,265 sh (-3.11%)
Steven Cohen 374,100 sh (-22.87%)
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Q4 2015

AKRX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Paulson 2,879,138 sh (New)
George Soros 20,100 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,841,346 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 427,865 sh (+14.37%)
Mario Gabelli 31,100 sh (+5.42%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 16,548 sh (-12.29%)
Columbia Wanger 2,735,646 sh (-17.51%)
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Q1 2016

AKRX Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 27,192 sh (+64.32%)
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Forward P/E 10.43
AKRX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. AKRX: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $593
EPS $ 0.24
Short Percentage of Float14.13%
52-Week Range $17.57 - 48.53
Shares Outstanding(Mil)114.43

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 980 1,085 1,183 1,288
EPS($) 1.90 2.16 2.44 2.74
EPS without NRI($) 1.90 2.16 2.44 2.74

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
Compare:SHSE:600521, SZSE:000999, HKSE:00867, NAS:HZNP, NYSE:CTLT » details
Traded in other countries:FDA.Germany,
Akorn Inc is a Louisiana corporation founded in 1971 in Abita Springs, Louisiana. The Company manufactures and markets a full line of diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic pharmaceuticals as well as niche hospital drugs and injectable pharmaceuticals. In addition, it has markets and distributes vaccines purchased from outside sources. It operates pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Decatur, Illinois and Somerset, New Jersey, and in Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. It also operates a Research and Development center in Vernon Hills, Illinois and a distribution warehouse in Gurnee, Illinois. Its three operating segments are: ophthalmic; hospital drugs & injectables; contract services. Ophthalmic Segment: It markets a full line of diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic pharmaceutical products. Diagnostic products, primarily used in the office setting, include mydriatics and cycloplegics, anesthetics, topical stains, gonioscopic solutions, angiography dyes and others. Therapeutic products, sold primarily to wholesalers, chain drug stores and other national account customers, include antibiotics, steroids, steroid combinations, glaucoma medications, decongestants/antihistamines and anti-edema medications. Non-pharmaceutical products include various artificial tear solutions, preservative-free lubricating ointments and eyelid cleansers. Hospital Drugs & Injectables Segment - it markets a line of niche hospital drug and injectable pharmaceutical products, including antidotes, anti-infectives, and controlled substances for pain management and anesthesia, and other selected pharmaceutical products. These products are predominately sold to hospitals through the wholesale distribution channel. The Companys customers include physicians, optometrists, hospitals, wholesalers, group purchasing organizations, retail pharmacy chains and other pharmaceutical companies. The Company targets products with limited competition due to difficulty in manufacturing and/or the products market size. Contract Services Segment: It manufactures ophthalmic and injectable pharmaceutical products for third party pharmaceutical customers based on their specifications. The Company is competitors for hospital drugs & injectables segment include both generic and name brand companies such as Hospira, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Pfizer, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Fresenius-Kabi, Daiichi Sankyo, and Hikma. For ophthalmic segment its competitors include, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Apotex and Sun Pharmaceuticals, among others.
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