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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.67
BIIB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 42.14 vs. BIIB: 2.67 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.67

Equity to Asset 0.74
BIIB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. BIIB: 0.74 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.74

0.66
0.87
Interest Coverage 78.86
BIIB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BIIB: 78.86 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 505.19
Current: 78.86

2.3
505.19
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 16.89
M-Score: -2.53
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.29
BIIB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -71.36 vs. BIIB: 36.29 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -128.05   Max: 39.81
Current: 36.29

-128.05
39.81
Net-margin (%) 26.87
BIIB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -59.60 vs. BIIB: 26.87 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -128.85   Max: 36.01
Current: 26.87

-128.85
36.01
ROE (%) 21.60
BIIB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -21.52 vs. BIIB: 21.60 )
BIIB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.41   Max: 30.15
Current: 21.6

-12.41
30.15
ROA (%) 15.70
BIIB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -17.94 vs. BIIB: 15.70 )
BIIB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.21   Max: 23.3
Current: 15.7

-9.21
23.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 128.46
BIIB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -200.53 vs. BIIB: 128.46 )
BIIB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -46.99   Max: 128.46
Current: 128.46

-46.99
128.46
Revenue Growth (%) 16.30
BIIB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. BIIB: 16.30 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 84.7
Current: 16.3

-13.9
84.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 26.20
BIIB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.10 vs. BIIB: 26.20 )
BIIB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 86
Current: 26.2

-16.4
86
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
BIIB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 vs. BIIB: 25.60 )
BIIB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66   Max: 205.2
Current: 25.6

-66
205.2
» BIIB's 10-Y Financials

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BIIB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 1,774 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (+100%)
Mario Gabelli 3,310 sh (+81.87%)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (+50%)
Frank Sands 4,635,241 sh (+1.52%)
Ken Fisher 1,774 sh (+0.4%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,451,300 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 91,500 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Murray Stahl 8,583 sh (-0.5%)
PRIMECAP Management 17,968,172 sh (-1.53%)
RS Investment Management 18,473 sh (-2.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 136,728 sh (-5.38%)
Bill Frels 1,125 sh (-13.46%)
Jim Simons 869,700 sh (-37.59%)
Ray Dalio 6,174 sh (-41.27%)
Steven Cohen 204,605 sh (-54.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,500 sh (-60.53%)
Andreas Halvorsen 290,345 sh (-69.95%)
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Q4 2013

BIIB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 19,057 sh (+208.67%)
Steven Cohen 260,905 sh (+27.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,767 sh (+17.8%)
Ken Fisher 2,038 sh (+14.88%)
Mario Gabelli 3,710 sh (+12.08%)
RS Investment Management 19,478 sh (+5.44%)
Frank Sands 4,754,160 sh (+2.57%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 91,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 1,125 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 136,231 sh (-0.36%)
Murray Stahl 8,532 sh (-0.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 17,777,602 sh (-1.06%)
Pioneer Investments 1,475 sh (-16.85%)
Jim Simons 542,338 sh (-37.64%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 884,000 sh (-39.09%)
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Q1 2014

BIIB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Heebner 116,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 6,089 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,931 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 783 sh (New)
George Soros 7,500 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 388,900 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 18,266 sh (+796.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 476,999 sh (+250.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,299 sh (+86.7%)
Frank Sands 4,873,017 sh (+2.5%)
Bill Frels 1,125 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 8,493 sh (-0.46%)
Steven Cohen 258,862 sh (-0.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 17,502,106 sh (-1.55%)
Mario Gabelli 3,585 sh (-3.37%)
RS Investment Management 17,671 sh (-9.28%)
Pioneer Investments 1,251 sh (-15.19%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 599,400 sh (-32.19%)
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Q2 2014

BIIB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 129,261 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 103,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 32,500 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 88,885 sh (+386.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 857,799 sh (+79.83%)
Ron Baron 8,632 sh (+41.76%)
Mario Gabelli 4,175 sh (+16.46%)
Frank Sands 4,891,463 sh (+0.38%)
Bill Frels 1,125 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 7,600 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 8,493 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 17,258,311 sh (-1.39%)
Pioneer Investments 1,232 sh (-1.52%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 559,700 sh (-6.62%)
RS Investment Management 16,250 sh (-8.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 899 sh (-72.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BIIB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$274 - $320.13 $ 343.0414%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$274 - $320.13 $ 343.0414%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$274 - $320.13 $ 343.0414%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 41.76%$274 - $320.13 $ 343.0414%8632
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.19%0.24%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.049%599400
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.048%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.048%3931
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.048%7500
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.048%783
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$273.518 - $351.94 $ 343.048%6089
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.99%$223.85 - $295.88 $ 343.0433%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -39.09%0.47%$223.85 - $295.88 $ 343.0433%884000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 208.67%0.03%$223.85 - $295.88 $ 343.0433%19057
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 50%0.33%$206.53 - $248.13 $ 343.0453%75000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -41.27%0.01%$206.53 - $248.13 $ 343.0453%6174
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 81.87%$206.53 - $248.13 $ 343.0453%3310
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Top Ranked Articles about Biogen Idec Inc

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.10
BIIB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 38.10 )
BIIB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.74   Max: 120.59
Current: 38.1

11.74
120.59
P/B 8.50
BIIB's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BIIB: 8.50 )
BIIB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 9.51
Current: 8.5

1.59
9.51
P/S 9.70
BIIB's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. BIIB: 9.70 )
BIIB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 20.67
Current: 9.7

2.8
20.67
PFCF 34.60
BIIB's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 34.60 )
BIIB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.42   Max: 61.58
Current: 34.6

7.42
61.58
EV-to-EBIT 26.65
BIIB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 26.65 )
BIIB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 79.3
Current: 26.65

8.3
79.3
PEG 1.90
BIIB's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 1.90 )
BIIB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.9

0.12
2.48
Shiller P/E 60.50
BIIB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 60.50 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.8   Max: 116.26
Current: 60.5

23.8
116.26
Current Ratio 2.05
BIIB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. BIIB: 2.05 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 7.82
Current: 2.05

1.74
7.82
Quick Ratio 1.67
BIIB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. BIIB: 1.67 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 7.82
Current: 1.67

1.34
7.82

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 20.52
BIIB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. BIIB: 20.52 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 48.16
Current: 20.52

0.17
48.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.59
BIIB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 3.59 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 25.99
Current: 3.59

0.65
25.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
BIIB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. BIIB: 1.28 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.7
Current: 1.28

0.04
4.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.79
BIIB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 1.79 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 20.5
Current: 1.79

0.44
20.5
Price/Graham Number 5.87
BIIB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BIIB: 5.87 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 21.27
Current: 5.87

0.43
21.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
BIIB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. BIIB: 3.80 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 12
Current: 3.8

1.3
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.10
BIIB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.52 vs. BIIB: 22.10 )
BIIB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 251.3
Current: 22.1

0.4
251.3

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:IDP.Germany
Biogen Idec Inc., was formed as a California corporation in 1985 and became a Delaware corporation in 1997. In 2003, the Company acquired Biogen, Inc. and changed its corporate name from IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation to Biogen Idec Inc. The Company is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and hemophilia. The Company also collaborates on the development and commercialization of RITUXAN and anti-CD20 product candidates for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other conditions. The Company's marketed products include AVONEX; TYSABRI; RITUXAN; FAMPYRA; FUMADERM. AVONEX is one of the prescribed treatments in the world for relapsing forms of MS. MS is a progressive neurological disease in which the body loses the ability to transmit messages along nerve cells, leading to a loss of muscle control, paralysis and, in some cases, death. TYSABRI has advanced the treatment of MS patients with its established efficacy. TYSABRI is a monoclonal antibody approved in numerous countries as a monotherapy treatment for relapsing MS and also approved in the U.S. to treat Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines. RITUXAN is a prescribed monoclonal antibody therapeutic used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and two forms of ANCA-associated vasculitis. FAMPYRA is the first treatment that addresses the unmet medical need of walking improvement in adult patients with MS who have walking disability. FAMPYRA is a prolonged-release tablet formulation of the drug fampridine. FUMADERM is approved for the treatment of severe psoriasis in Germany. Psoriasis is a skin disease in which cells build up on the skin surface and form scales and red patches. The Company is facing competition from other biotechnology firms and large pharmaceutical companies. The Company is subject to various federal and state laws pertaining to health care 'fraud and abuse,' including anti-kickback laws and false claims laws.
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