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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 3.70
CERS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. CERS: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CERS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 66.57 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.7
Equity-to-Asset 0.56
CERS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CERS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CERS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.56
0.06
0.87
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -3.98
Beneish M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
13.71%
-864.10%
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 : 2/10

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Operating Margin % -156.45
CERS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
55% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -92.73 vs. CERS: -156.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CERS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -390.85  Med: -127.38 Max: -47.15
Current: -156.45
-390.85
-47.15
Net Margin % -160.17
CERS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
56% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -81.52 vs. CERS: -160.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CERS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -410.21  Med: -121.75 Max: -43.38
Current: -160.17
-410.21
-43.38
ROE % -82.11
CERS's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -38.58 vs. CERS: -82.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CERS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -140.02  Med: -82.23 Max: -56.33
Current: -82.11
-140.02
-56.33
ROA % -51.78
CERS's ROA % is ranked lower than
66% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -33.01 vs. CERS: -51.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CERS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.51  Med: -46.82 Max: -33.76
Current: -51.78
-65.51
-33.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -749.90
CERS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -496.85 vs. CERS: -749.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CERS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2927.5  Med: -922.65 Max: -501.14
Current: -749.9
-2927.5
-501.14
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.00
CERS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CERS: -13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CERS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.5  Med: 0.8 Max: 52.4
Current: -13
-44.5
52.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -2.60
CERS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CERS: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CERS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.8  Med: 6.1 Max: 127.1
Current: -2.6
-52.8
127.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -1.10
CERS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. CERS: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CERS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.1  Med: 2.3 Max: 22.7
Current: -1.1
-30.1
22.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CERS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 18,600 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 7,800,000 sh (+4.00%)
Ron Baron 63,000 sh (-42.73%)
Chuck Royce 268,000 sh (-77.65%)
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Q2 2016

CERS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ron Baron 81,000 sh (+28.57%)
Jim Simons 21,400 sh (+15.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,800,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 248,000 sh (-7.46%)
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Q3 2016

CERS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 12,900 sh (New)
Ron Baron 103,500 sh (+27.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,800,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 248,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2016

CERS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 82,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 282,500 sh (+172.95%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,800,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 248,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325414    SIC: 2834
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Cerus Corp is a biomedical products company. It is engaged in developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety.

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 12 issued or allowed United States patents and approximately 87 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.

Guru Investment Theses on Cerus Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Cerus Corp - Jan 20, 2017

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has an FDA and EU approved device that inactivates pathogens such as viruses and bacteria in donated blood. Current regulatory approvals cover use of the Cerus device for platelets and plasma from donated blood (an $800 million worldwide, and $350 million U.S. market opportunity, for which Cerus has signed up over 80% of all U.S. blood centers). If additional approvals for usage with red blood cell (RBC) components are obtained, Cerus will add an estimated $2.5 billion in market opportunity ($1 billion in the U.S., in the same blood centers), for which there is no current competition. Shares slipped in the fourth quarter as the company slightly extended its timeline (by what we estimate might be one to two quarters) to get the RBC product to market. We believe Cerus is targeting EU approval for RBC in early 2018, and we believe that U.S. approval could be obtained for RBC in 2019. We believe growth prospects for Cerus are significant for 2017 and beyond.



From Baron Discovery Fund's fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Cerus Corp - Feb 25, 2016

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) is a leading provider of medical equipment to the blood banking industry. Its equipment performs pathogen inactivation (PI) on donated blood, preventing infections via transfused blood caused by viruses and bacteria in donated units. Cerus gained significantly in the fourth quarter as it started to gain contracts with a significant number of U.S. blood centers for PI in platelets and plasma. We believe that Cerus has what is likely to be an insurmountable lead in the U.S., and market leading E.U. position for its products. We should see substantial growth for years to come as we expect these markets, which are currently worth about $800 million (for platelets and plasma), could grow to over $3 billion when PI is extended to red blood cell inactivation over the next three to four years.



From Baron Discover Fund's fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Cerus Corp Guru stock highlight
Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has an FDA and EU approved device that inactivates pathogens such as viruses and bacteria in donated blood. Current regulatory approvals cover use of the Cerus device for platelets and plasma from donated blood (an $800 million worldwide, and $350 million U.S. market opportunity, for which Cerus has signed up over 80% of all U.S. blood centers). If additional approvals for usage with red blood cell (RBC) components are obtained, Cerus will add an estimated $2.5 billion in market opportunity ($1 billion in the U.S., in the same blood centers), for which there is no current competition. Shares slipped in the fourth quarter as the company slightly extended its timeline (by what we estimate might be one to two quarters) to get the RBC product to market. We believe Cerus is targeting EU approval for RBC in early 2018, and we believe that U.S. approval could be obtained for RBC in 2019. We believe growth prospects for Cerus are significant for 2017 and beyond. Read more...

Ratios

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PB Ratio 7.30
CERS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CERS: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CERS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 6.55 Max: 55
Current: 7.3
0.81
55
PS Ratio 10.49
CERS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. CERS: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CERS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 7.01 Max: 21.11
Current: 10.49
1.22
21.11
Current Ratio 3.50
CERS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. CERS: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CERS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.92 Max: 7.6
Current: 3.5
1.03
7.6
Quick Ratio 3.03
CERS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. CERS: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CERS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.3 Max: 7.6
Current: 3.03
1.03
7.6
Days Inventory 211.90
CERS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 132.21 vs. CERS: 211.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CERS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.1  Med: 208.46 Max: 343.01
Current: 211.9
122.1
343.01
Days Sales Outstanding 63.83
CERS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 59.75 vs. CERS: 63.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CERS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.2  Med: 68.27 Max: 256.86
Current: 63.83
44.2
256.86
Days Payable 154.43
CERS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
76% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 59.13 vs. CERS: 154.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CERS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.15  Med: 127.78 Max: 705.63
Current: 154.43
81.15
705.63

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.90
CERS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.90 vs. CERS: -12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CERS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.8  Med: -13.3 Max: -6.8
Current: -12.9
-20.8
-6.8

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 16.28
CERS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
80% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. CERS: 16.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CERS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 10.15 Max: 44.57
Current: 16.28
2.27
44.57
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 8.66
CERS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CERS: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CERS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 9.26 Max: 46.67
Current: 8.66
1.17
46.67
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.54
CERS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. CERS: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CERS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 8.07 Max: 25
Current: 7.54
0.92
25
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.50
CERS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CERS: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CERS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.58 Max: 73.77
Current: 1.5
0.2
73.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -16.35
CERS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
61% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.11 vs. CERS: -16.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CERS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.78  Med: 295.1 Max: 2848.7
Current: -16.35
-18.78
2848.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $39.28
EPS (TTM) $ -0.62
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float17.91%
52-Week Range $3.79 - 7.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)103.47

Analyst Estimate

Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.36
EPS without NRI ($) -0.36
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on Cerus Corp Jan 20 2017 
Baron Funds Comments on Cerus Corp Feb 25 2016 
Cerus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 16 2011 
Cerus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 16 2010 
Cerus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 12 2010 
Cerus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 06 2009 

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