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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 11.32
CERS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 48.04 vs. CERS: 11.32 )
CERS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 14206.57
Current: 11.32

0.62
14206.57
Equity to Asset 0.77
CERS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. CERS: 0.77 )
CERS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.77

0.06
0.9
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.40
M-Score: -2.73
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 (%) -137.01
CERS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -79.37 vs. CERS: -137.01 )
CERS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2168.13   Max: -7.75
Current: -137.01

-2168.13
-7.75
Net-margin (%) -132.42
CERS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -72.15 vs. CERS: -132.42 )
CERS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1946.68   Max: 53.6
Current: -132.42

-1946.68
53.6
ROE (%) -83.37
CERS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -28.22 vs. CERS: -83.37 )
CERS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -248.74   Max: 46.03
Current: -83.37

-248.74
46.03
ROA (%) -52.80
CERS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -22.65 vs. CERS: -52.80 )
CERS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -122.82   Max: 16.26
Current: -52.8

-122.82
16.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1012.58
CERS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -358.68 vs. CERS: -1012.58 )
CERS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8770.57   Max: -164.15
Current: -1012.58

-8770.57
-164.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -11.40
CERS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CERS: -11.40 )
CERS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.7   Max: 52.9
Current: -11.4

-44.7
52.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
CERS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. CERS: 15.70 )
CERS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.9   Max: 122.4
Current: 15.7

-52.9
122.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
CERS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. CERS: 14.10 )
CERS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 21
Current: 14.1

-30.1
21
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CERS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 3,725,505 sh (-2.14%)
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Q3 2014

CERS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 3,765,505 sh (+1.07%)
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Q4 2014

CERS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 28,100 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,455,505 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 3,455,505 sh (-8.23%)
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Q1 2015

CERS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

PRIMECAP Management 7,300,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 136,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 5,800,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 133,400 sh (+374.73%)
Chuck Royce 3,145,505 sh (-8.97%)
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Ratios

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history
P/B 3.88
CERS's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CERS: 3.88 )
CERS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 55
Current: 3.88

0.82
55
P/S 9.70
CERS's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 40.71 vs. CERS: 9.70 )
CERS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 15.91
Current: 9.7

1.24
15.91
Current Ratio 5.99
CERS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. CERS: 5.99 )
CERS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 9.96
Current: 5.99

1.03
9.96
Quick Ratio 5.29
CERS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. CERS: 5.29 )
CERS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 9.96
Current: 5.29

1.03
9.96
Days Inventory 232.49
CERS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CERS: 232.49 )
CERS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 122.1   Max: 343.01
Current: 232.49

122.1
343.01
Days Sales Outstanding 51.90
CERS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 141.98 vs. CERS: 51.90 )
CERS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 256.86
Current: 51.9

0.3
256.86

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.44
CERS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
87% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 440.10 vs. CERS: 5.44 )
CERS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 103.13
Current: 5.44

1.88
103.13
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.13
CERS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 48.94 vs. CERS: 4.13 )
CERS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 317.86
Current: 4.13

1.17
317.86
Price/Tangible Book 3.95
CERS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. CERS: 3.95 )
CERS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 300
Current: 3.95

0.92
300
Price/Median PS Value 1.66
CERS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CERS: 1.66 )
CERS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 91.77
Current: 1.66

0.24
91.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -15.40
CERS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.50 vs. CERS: -15.40 )
CERS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 2848.7
Current: -15.4

-15.6
2848.7

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:CU2.Germany,
Cerus Corp was incorporated in California on September 19, 1991 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1996. It is a biomedical products company focused on commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. The INTERCEPT Blood System, which is based on its proprietary technology for controlling biological replication, is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. The Company has rights for its INTERCEPT Blood System for three blood components: platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets, or platelet system, and the INTERCEPT Blood System for plasma, or plasma system, have received CE marks and are being marketed and sold in a number of countries in Europe, The Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The Company sells both the platelet and plasma systems using its direct sales force and through distributors. Company continue to use, third parties to manufacture and supply the devices, disposable kits and inactivation compounds that make up the INTERCEPT Blood System for use in clinical trials and for commercialization. The Company owns approximately 15 issued or allowed United States patents and approximately 121 issued or allowed foreign patents related to the INTERCEPT Blood System. The market for the INTERCEPT Blood System is subjected by a relatively small number of blood collection organizations. Many of these organizations are national blood transfusion services or Red Cross organizations who collect, store and distribute virtually all of their respective nations' blood and blood component supplies. The European markets for its products are in Germany, France, and England. The Company and its products are comprehensively regulated in the United States by the FDA and, in some instances, by state and local governments, and by comparable governmental authorities in other countries.
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