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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 : 9/10

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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CPRX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. CPRX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Interest Coverage No Debt
CPRX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2854.00 vs. CPRX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 31.11
M-Score: -3.55
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 : 3/10

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history
ROE (%) -38.09
CPRX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. CPRX: -38.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1906.67  Med: -73.05 Max: -22.89
Current: -38.09
-1906.67
-22.89
ROA (%) -32.97
CPRX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CPRX: -32.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -766.07  Med: -65.25 Max: -22.19
Current: -32.97
-766.07
-22.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1220.65
CPRX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. CPRX: -1220.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -108600  Med: -8871.95 Max: -485.88
Current: -1220.65
-108600
-485.88
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.30
CPRX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CPRX: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -2.40 Max: 42
Current: -6.3
0
42
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.10
CPRX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CPRX: -6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.7  Med: 8.60 Max: 40.8
Current: -6.1
-33.7
40.8
» CPRX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CPRX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 196,500 sh (New)
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Q4 2014

CPRX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 3,500,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

CPRX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 21,227 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,568,000 sh (+87.66%)
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Q2 2015

CPRX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 3,463,805 sh (-47.26%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 4.77
CPRX's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. CPRX: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CPRX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.33  Med: 7.89 Max: 29.44
Current: 4.77
2.33
29.44
Current Ratio 26.74
CPRX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CPRX: 26.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 12.46 Max: 54.56
Current: 26.74
0.75
54.56
Quick Ratio 26.74
CPRX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CPRX: 26.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 12.46 Max: 54.56
Current: 26.74
0.75
54.56

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 5.11
CPRX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
70% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 vs. CPRX: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 3.57 Max: 18.63
Current: 5.11
1.36
18.63
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.78
CPRX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. CPRX: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 3.49 Max: 10.09
Current: 4.78
1.24
10.09
Price/Tangible Book 4.78
CPRX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. CPRX: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 3.46 Max: 10.09
Current: 4.78
1.24
10.09
Price/Projected FCF 72.60
CPRX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CPRX: 72.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 14.06  Med: 39.00 Max: 83
Current: 72.6
14.06
83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -7.34
CPRX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CPRX: -7.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPRX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.51  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -7.34
-8.51
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Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 4,476 15,036
EPS($) -0.30 -0.16 0.15
EPS without NRI($) -0.30 -0.16 0.15

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
Compare:TKPYY, TEVA, AGN, FRX, MRX » details
Traded in other countries:CN2.Germany,
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in Delaware in July 2006. The Company is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases, including Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS), infantile spasms, and Tourette syndrome. Catalyst's lead candidate, Firdapse for the treatment of LEMS, recently completed testing in a global, multi-center, pivotal Phase 3 trial resulting in positive top-line data. Firdapse for the treatment of LEMS has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and orphan drug designation for CMS. Firdapse is the first and only European approved drug for symptomatic treatment in adults with LEMS. The Company is also enagaged in developing CPP-115 to treat infantile spasms, epilepsy and other neurological conditions associated with reduced GABAergic signaling, like post-traumatic stress disorder and Tourette syndrome. It has three pharmaceutical products in development namely Firdapse(tm), CPP-115 and CPP-109. The Company also competes against biotechnology companies, universities, government agencies, and other research institutions in the development of substance abuse treatments, technologies and processes. The pharmaceutical industry is intensely competitive, and any product candidate developed or licensed by the Company would likely compete with existing drugs and therapies. In the United States, drugs are subject to rigorous regulation by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or FDCA, and implementing regulations, as well as other federal and state statutes.
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