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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.40
CBST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.35 vs. CBST: 0.40 )
CBST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 35.27
Current: 0.4

0.19
35.27
Equity to Asset 0.48
CBST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CBST: 0.48 )
CBST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.48

-0.48
0.95
Interest Coverage 0.70
CBST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CBST: 0.70 )
CBST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.41
Current: 0.7

0.31
7.41
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.55
M-Score: -2.50
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.54
CBST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.73 vs. CBST: 10.54 )
CBST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2763   Max: 29.79
Current: 10.54

-2763
29.79
Net-margin (%) 5.59
CBST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.15 vs. CBST: 5.59 )
CBST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3094.81   Max: 29.49
Current: 5.59

-3094.81
29.49
ROE (%) 4.49
CBST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -34.77 vs. CBST: 4.49 )
CBST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5818.4   Max: 69.13
Current: 4.49

-5818.4
69.13
ROA (%) 2.10
CBST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1253 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.49 vs. CBST: 2.10 )
CBST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -73.44   Max: 20.9
Current: 2.1

-73.44
20.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.93
CBST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -437.61 vs. CBST: 13.93 )
CBST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -300.09   Max: 141.6
Current: 13.93

-300.09
141.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
CBST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. CBST: 15.00 )
CBST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.3   Max: 209.9
Current: 15

-41.3
209.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -43.60
CBST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. CBST: -43.60 )
CBST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.9   Max: 93.6
Current: -43.6

-46.9
93.6
» CBST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CBST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,348 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 741,700 sh (+24.72%)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,323,142 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 413,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
George Soros 144,500 sh (-3.67%)
RS Investment Management 536,011 sh (-13.83%)
Pioneer Investments 515,939 sh (-24.84%)
Chuck Royce 307,800 sh (-27.71%)
Steven Cohen 30,257 sh (-49.99%)
Jim Simons 125,920 sh (-61.21%)
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Q1 2014

CBST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Lee Ainslie 1,739,818 sh (New)
Jim Simons 189,091 sh (+50.17%)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,323,142 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
RS Investment Management 504,845 sh (-5.81%)
Chuck Royce 219,900 sh (-28.56%)
Pioneer Investments 368,542 sh (-28.57%)
George Soros 50,000 sh (-65.4%)
Steven Cohen 3,082 sh (-89.81%)
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Q2 2014

CBST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 36,450 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,467,542 sh (+10.91%)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 394,200 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 358,881 sh (-2.62%)
Chuck Royce 211,600 sh (-3.77%)
RS Investment Management 390,565 sh (-22.64%)
Jim Simons 47,420 sh (-74.92%)
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Q3 2014

CBST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,977,342 sh (+34.74%)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ken Fisher 34,775 sh (-4.6%)
Pioneer Investments 338,388 sh (-5.71%)
Chuck Royce 197,980 sh (-6.44%)
Steven Cohen 340,200 sh (-13.7%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBST

(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
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-09-30 Add 34.74%0.09%$60.5 - $70.58 $ 98.6750%1977342
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.8%$61.66 - $74.27 $ 98.6745%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$61.66 - $74.27 $ 98.6745%0
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$61.66 - $74.27 $ 98.6745%36450
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 New Buy1.8%$67.2 - $81.23 $ 98.6733%1739818
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.24%$67.2 - $81.23 $ 98.6733%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -65.4%0.06%$67.2 - $81.23 $ 98.6733%50000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.42%$61.59 - $70.76 $ 98.6753%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$61.59 - $70.76 $ 98.6753%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 Add 24.72%0.05%$61.59 - $70.76 $ 98.6753%741700
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 122.00
CBST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBST: 122.00 )
CBST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 3802.11
Current: 122

7.41
3802.11
P/B 4.85
CBST's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. CBST: 4.85 )
CBST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 81.28
Current: 4.85

1.85
81.28
P/S 7.00
CBST's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 28.14 vs. CBST: 7.00 )
CBST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 150
Current: 7

1.98
150
PFCF 66.22
CBST's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBST: 66.22 )
CBST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 277.85
Current: 66.22

8.06
277.85
EV-to-EBIT 69.76
CBST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBST: 69.76 )
CBST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -341   Max: 265.1
Current: 69.76

-341
265.1
Shiller P/E 78.26
CBST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBST: 78.26 )
CBST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.92   Max: 105.2
Current: 78.26

22.92
105.2
Current Ratio 3.54
CBST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. CBST: 3.54 )
CBST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 14.48
Current: 3.54

0.9
14.48
Quick Ratio 3.29
CBST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. CBST: 3.29 )
CBST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 14.48
Current: 3.29

0.81
14.48

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 3.06
CBST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBST: 3.06 )
CBST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 6.09
Current: 3.06

0.72
6.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.63
CBST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CBST: 1.63 )
CBST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 51.67
Current: 1.63

0.52
51.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.40
CBST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. CBST: 1.40 )
CBST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 23.3
Current: 1.4

0.4
23.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -13.95
CBST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. CBST: -13.95 )
CBST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41.9   Max: 106.1
Current: -13.95

-41.9
106.1

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1992. It is a biopharmaceutical company that provides research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. Its products and product candidates are used, or are being developed to be used, in hospitals and other acute care settings, including home infusion and hospital outpatient clinics. Its currently marketed products include CUBICIN, DIFICID, and DIFICID. CUBICIN is a once-daily, bactericidal, I.V. antibiotic with activity against certain Gram-positive organisms, including MRSA. CUBICIN is approved in more than 50 countries including the U.S., EU, and Japan. DIFICID is a macrolide antibiotic for the treatment of CDAD. ENTEREG is an oral, peripherally-acting mu opioid receptor antagonist. The Company currently relies on a global network of third party contract manufacturers to manufacture its starting materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, or APIs, and finished drug products for commercial sale. Its competitors include Abbott, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Pfizer, Inc., King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Theravance, Inc., Forest Laboratories, Inc., ViroPharma Incorporated, among others. The Company's current and contemplated activities, and the products and processes that result from such activities, are subject to substantial government regulation.
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