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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 : 1/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 191.92
ATHX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 48.31 vs. ATHX: 191.92 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: No Debt
Current: 191.92

Equity to Asset 0.47
ATHX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. ATHX: 0.47 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.47

0.19
0.93
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -8.57
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1731.39
ATHX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -82.48 vs. ATHX: -1731.39 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1787.55   Max: -128.77
Current: -1731.39

-1787.55
-128.77
Net-margin (%) -1401.34
ATHX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -72.15 vs. ATHX: -1401.34 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1540.94   Max: -127.27
Current: -1401.34

-1540.94
-127.27
ROE (%) -90.68
ATHX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -28.35 vs. ATHX: -90.68 )
ATHX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1459900   Max: -45.44
Current: -90.68

-1459900
-45.44
ROA (%) -59.98
ATHX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -22.44 vs. ATHX: -59.98 )
ATHX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1459900   Max: -41.79
Current: -59.98

-1459900
-41.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2159.98
ATHX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -352.58 vs. ATHX: -2159.98 )
ATHX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1397000   Max: -1240.32
Current: -2159.98

-1397000
-1240.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -64.60
ATHX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ATHX: -64.60 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.2
Current: -64.6

0
41.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.70
ATHX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. ATHX: -14.70 )
ATHX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -10.7
Current: -14.7

EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.30
ATHX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. ATHX: -19.30 )
ATHX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -4.1
Current: -19.3

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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ATHX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Eagle Investment 3,585,414 sh (+20.10%)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 865,000 sh (-6.89%)
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Q3 2014

ATHX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,197,796 sh (-66.59%)
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Q4 2014

ATHX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Eagle Investment 712,500 sh (-40.52%)
First Eagle Investment 712,500 sh (-40.52%)
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Q1 2015

ATHX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,150 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 807,601 sh (+13.35%)
First Eagle Investment 2,500 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 17.36
ATHX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ATHX: 17.36 )
N/A
P/B 5.80
ATHX's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ATHX: 5.80 )
ATHX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 25.25
Current: 5.8

0.18
25.25
P/S 64.58
ATHX's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 40.50 vs. ATHX: 64.58 )
ATHX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 320
Current: 64.58

1.16
320
EV-to-EBIT -2.18
ATHX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ATHX: -2.18 )
ATHX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 3
Current: -2.18

-9.3
3
Current Ratio 2.74
ATHX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ATHX: 2.74 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 12.58
Current: 2.74

0.47
12.58
Quick Ratio 2.74
ATHX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. ATHX: 2.74 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 12.58
Current: 2.74

0.47
12.58
Days Sales Outstanding 628.72
ATHX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 143.45 vs. ATHX: 628.72 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.54   Max: 156.08
Current: 628.72

20.54
156.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 7.90
ATHX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
89% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 220.30 vs. ATHX: 7.90 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 23
Current: 7.9

0.33
23
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.70
ATHX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 46.00 vs. ATHX: 6.70 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 69.5
Current: 6.7

0.32
69.5
Price/Tangible Book 5.80
ATHX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. ATHX: 5.80 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 23.17
Current: 5.8

0.27
23.17
Price/Median PS Value 16.80
ATHX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ATHX: 16.80 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 36
Current: 16.8

0.18
36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -43.50
ATHX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.60 vs. ATHX: -43.50 )
ATHX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -43.9   Max: 17247.5
Current: -43.5

-43.9
17247.5

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:4LS.Germany,
Athersys Inc was incorporated in Delaware on October 24, 1995. On June 8, 2007, it merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of BTHC VI, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and, on August 31, 2007, BTHC VI, Inc. changed its name to Athersys, Inc. It is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates. The Companys current product development portfolio consists of MultiStem, a patented and proprietary stem cell product that it is developing as a treatment for multiple disease indications, and that is currently being evaluated in two ongoing clinical trials. In addition, it is developing pharmaceuticals to treat indications such as obesity, certain cognitive and attention disorders, narcolepsy or other forms of excessive daytime sleepiness. Its business objective is to discover, develop and commercialize novel therapeutic products for disease indications that represent areas of clinical need and commercial opportunity. Its partner, Pfizer Inc. is conducting Phase 2 clinical study of MultiStem cells. Myocardial infarction is one of the causes of death and disability in the United States. The Company is engaged in five programs including, Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Ischemic Stroke; Acute Myocardial Infarction; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant / GvHD; Multistem. The Company partners with Pfizer, RTI, Angiotech and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It competes with Stem Cells Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Celgene Corporation, or Celgene, Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. The Company has 36 issued patents; 16 United States and 20 international. The Company and its related programs and the products are subject to government regulations.
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