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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 7081.00
ECTE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. ECTE: 7081.00 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 7081

Equity to Asset 0.88
ECTE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ECTE: 0.88 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.88

0.15
0.94
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -4.32
M-Score: 1.12
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -70128.57
ECTE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. ECTE: -70128.57 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -300800   Max: 11.11
Current: -70128.57

-300800
11.11
Net-margin (%) -68096.43
ECTE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. ECTE: -68096.43 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -246640   Max: -1.41
Current: -68096.43

-246640
-1.41
ROE (%) -98.45
ECTE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ECTE: -98.45 )
ECTE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1146.14   Max: 1.92
Current: -98.45

-1146.14
1.92
ROA (%) -82.58
ECTE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. ECTE: -82.58 )
ECTE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -663.48   Max: 0.84
Current: -82.58

-663.48
0.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1312.57
ECTE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. ECTE: -1312.57 )
ECTE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11468.75   Max: 25
Current: -1312.57

-11468.75
25
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
ECTE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ECTE: -100.00 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.2
Current: -100

0
44.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.70
ECTE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ECTE: 8.70 )
ECTE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.4   Max: 14.6
Current: 8.7

-53.4
14.6
EPS Growth (%) 16.60
ECTE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ECTE: 16.60 )
ECTE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.2   Max: 1644.6
Current: 16.6

-49.2
1644.6
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.20
ECTE's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ECTE: 1.20 )
ECTE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 30.39
Current: 1.2

0.45
30.39
P/S 874.80
ECTE's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. ECTE: 874.80 )
ECTE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 2622.22
Current: 874.8

0
2622.22
EV-to-EBIT -0.97
ECTE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 32.97 vs. ECTE: -0.97 )
ECTE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 37.8
Current: -0.97

0.8
37.8
Current Ratio 3.18
ECTE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. ECTE: 3.18 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 27.55
Current: 3.18

0.02
27.55
Quick Ratio 3.18
ECTE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ECTE: 3.18 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 27.55
Current: 3.18

0.02
27.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 5.50
ECTE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECTE: 5.50 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 307.69
Current: 5.5

1.02
307.69
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.50
ECTE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECTE: 5.50 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 266.67
Current: 5.5

0.9
266.67
Price/Tangible Book 2.60
ECTE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. ECTE: 2.60 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 451.11
Current: 2.6

0.42
451.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
ECTE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. ECTE: 1.50 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 18.38
Current: 1.5

0.01
18.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
ECTE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ECTE: 0.10 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 130.4
Current: 0.1

0.1
130.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -86.08
ECTE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. ECTE: -86.08 )
ECTE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -102.4   Max: -69.2
Current: -86.08

-102.4
-69.2

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
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Traded in other countries:XS5B.Germany
Echo Therapeutics, Inc., is a transdermal medical device company with advanced skin permeation technology. The Company is developing its Symphony CGM System ('Symphony') as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring ('CGM') system for use in hospital critical care units and for people with diabetes. The Prelude SkinPrep System ('Prelude'), a component of Symphony CGM System, allows for enhanced skin permeation that enables extraction of analytes such as glucose. Prelude's platform skin preparation technology also allows for needle-free, transdermal drug delivery. Additional applications for needle-free analyte extraction and topical and systemic drug delivery are also planned. It is developing Prelude as a safe, effective, easy-to-use and low-cost transdermal skin preparation device for Symphony to enhance the access to the interstitial fluids and enhance the flow of molecules across the protective membrane of the stratum corneum, the outmost protective layer of the skin. The Company own or have rights to various copyrights, trademarks and trade names used in its business, including the following: Symphony tCGM System, Prelude SkinPrep System, AzoneTS and Durhalieve. The markets for glucose monitoring and drug delivery devices are particularly competitive, subject to rapid change and are affected by new product introductions and other market activities of industry participants. In the United States, pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices are subject to rigorous FDA regulation.
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