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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
ECTE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. ECTE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 164.65 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -18.21
M-Score: -7.47
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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Operating margin (%) -21329.82
ECTE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. ECTE: -21329.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -300800  Med: -3367.61 Max: 11.11
Current: -21329.82
-300800
11.11
Net-margin (%) -35952.63
ECTE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. ECTE: -35952.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -246640  Med: -2243.85 Max: -1.41
Current: -35952.63
-246640
-1.41
ROE (%) -162.66
ECTE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. ECTE: -162.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -251.11  Med: -98.35 Max: 1.95
Current: -162.66
-251.11
1.95
ROA (%) -128.66
ECTE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. ECTE: -128.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -241.42  Med: -69.73 Max: 0.93
Current: -128.66
-241.42
0.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -800.16
ECTE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 12.13 vs. ECTE: -800.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7978.26  Med: -1088.51 Max: 15.69
Current: -800.16
-7978.26
15.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
ECTE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ECTE: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 44.2
Current: -100
0
44.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.70
ECTE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. ECTE: -32.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.4  Med: -30.00 Max: 14.6
Current: -32.7
-53.4
14.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.70
ECTE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ECTE: -36.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.2  Med: -29.70 Max: 1644.6
Current: -36.7
-49.2
1644.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ECTE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ECTE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 10,100 sh (New)
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Q4 2014

ECTE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 22,400 sh (+121.78%)
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Q1 2015

ECTE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Charles Brandes 34,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 16,600 sh (-25.89%)
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Ratios

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P/B 2.91
ECTE's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ECTE: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ECTE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 3.90 Max: 30.39
Current: 2.91
0.24
30.39
P/S 499.29
ECTE's P/S is ranked lower than
135% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ECTE: 499.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ECTE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0  Med: 197.61 Max: 2622.22
Current: 499.29
0
2622.22
EV-to-EBIT -1.53
ECTE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
180% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.18 vs. ECTE: -1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECTE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -33  Med: -2.00 Max: 0.1
Current: -1.53
-33
0.1
Current Ratio 0.17
ECTE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. ECTE: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.71 Max: 27.55
Current: 0.17
0.02
27.55
Quick Ratio 0.17
ECTE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ECTE: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.71 Max: 27.55
Current: 0.17
0.02
27.55

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -65.40
ECTE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ECTE: -65.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECTE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -65.81  Med: 2198.70 Max: 4882.5
Current: -65.4
-65.81
4882.5

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
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Traded in other countries:XS5B.Germany,
Echo Therapeutics Inc was incorporated in Delaware in September 2007 under the name Durham Pharmaceuticals Acquisition Co. It is a medical device company with expertise in skin permeation technology. The Companys medical device program is Symphony, a non-invasive, wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system designed to provide reliable, real-time glucose data conveniently, continuously and cost-effectively. The Symphony CGM System incorporates its SkinPrep device, transdermal glucose sensor, wireless transmitter and data display monitor. It is developing its Prelude SkinPrep System as a platform technology to allow for enhanced skin permeation that will enable two important applications; analyte extraction and needle-free drug delivery. It currently has two key strategic partnerships in place. It has granted Ferndale Pharma Group, Inc. a license to develop, market and sell the Prelude device for enhanced and needle-free delivery of topical anesthetics prior to needle insertion. It has also granted Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. a license to develop, market and sell the Symphony CGM System for continuous glucose monitoring in South Korea. The Company competes with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Optiscan Biomedical Corp., Maquet Critical Care AB, Medtronic, Inc. A. Menarini Diagnostics S.r.l., Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and Abbott Laboratories. Government authorities in the United States, at the federal, state and local level, the European Union, and other countries extensively regulate the research, development, testing, manufacture, labeling, promotion, advertising, distribution, marketing, export and import of products such as those the Company are developing.
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