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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.40
CBST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.24 vs. CBST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CBST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.67 Max: 35.27
Current: 0.4
0.19
35.27
Equity to Asset 0.48
CBST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CBST: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CBST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.48  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.48
-0.48
0.95
Interest Coverage 0.70
CBST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CBST: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 4.36 Max: 7.41
Current: 0.7
0.31
7.41
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.61
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
2.02%
4.80%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.54
CBST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -69.59 vs. CBST: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2763  Med: -49.54 Max: 29.79
Current: 10.54
-2763
29.79
Net-margin (%) 5.59
CBST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -66.45 vs. CBST: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3094.81  Med: -51.20 Max: 29.49
Current: 5.59
-3094.81
29.49
ROE (%) 4.49
CBST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.44 vs. CBST: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5818.4  Med: -19.31 Max: 69.13
Current: 4.49
-5818.4
69.13
ROA (%) 2.10
CBST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -25.50 vs. CBST: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -73.44  Med: -14.68 Max: 20.9
Current: 2.1
-73.44
20.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.93
CBST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -343.99 vs. CBST: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -300.09  Med: -53.06 Max: 141.6
Current: 13.93
-300.09
141.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
CBST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CBST: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.3  Med: 32.00 Max: 209.9
Current: 15
-41.3
209.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -43.60
CBST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. CBST: -43.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.9  Med: 22.00 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

Q2 2014

CBST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 36,450 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,467,542 sh (+10.91%)
Steven Cohen 394,200 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
George Soros 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%)
Pioneer Investments 338,388 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 24,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 34,775 sh (-4.60%)
Chuck Royce 197,980 sh (-6.44%)
Steven Cohen 340,200 sh (-13.70%)
» More
Q4 2014

CBST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Eagle Investment 20,000 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 20,200 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,904,073 sh (New)
George Soros 120,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 236,700 sh (New)
Paul Singer 539,000 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,977,342 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 19,000 sh (-20.83%)
Ken Fisher 2,150 sh (-93.82%)
» More
Q1 2015

CBST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Vanguard Health Care Fund Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 126.00
CBST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. CBST: 126.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41  Med: 27.13 Max: 3802.11
Current: 126
7.41
3802.11
Forward P/E 24.94
CBST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. CBST: 24.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 135.90
CBST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
83% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 41.60 vs. CBST: 135.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.56  Med: 29.03 Max: 244.68
Current: 135.9
7.56
244.68
P/B 5.01
CBST's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. CBST: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CBST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.49 Max: 81.28
Current: 5.01
1.85
81.28
P/S 7.23
CBST's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. CBST: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CBST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 4.26 Max: 36.83
Current: 7.23
1.98
36.83
PFCF 68.42
CBST's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 45.41 vs. CBST: 68.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CBST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.06  Med: 17.60 Max: 277.85
Current: 68.42
8.06
277.85
POCF 55.70
CBST's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 35.29 vs. CBST: 55.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.09  Med: 14.62 Max: 2357
Current: 55.7
7.09
2357
EV-to-EBIT 70.99
CBST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 32.48 vs. CBST: 70.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -341  Med: 12.50 Max: 265.1
Current: 70.99
-341
265.1
Shiller P/E 79.98
CBST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 48.33 vs. CBST: 79.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CBST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.92  Med: 38.41 Max: 105.2
Current: 79.98
22.92
105.2
Current Ratio 3.54
CBST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CBST: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 5.83 Max: 14.48
Current: 3.54
0.9
14.48
Quick Ratio 3.29
CBST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. CBST: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 5.61 Max: 14.48
Current: 3.29
0.81
14.48
Days Inventory 64.74
CBST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 118.28 vs. CBST: 64.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.95  Med: 78.27 Max: 848.31
Current: 64.74
60.95
848.31
Days Sales Outstanding 36.08
CBST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 60.21 vs. CBST: 36.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.52  Med: 37.83 Max: 128.67
Current: 36.08
13.52
128.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.40
CBST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. CBST: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.65 Max: 23.3
Current: 1.4
0.4
23.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.01
CBST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. CBST: -14.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CBST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -41.9  Med: 0.40 Max: 106.1
Current: -14.01
-41.9
106.1

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:CU6.Germany,
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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