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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 : 8/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
FLKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 54.02 vs. FLKS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FLKS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.94
FLKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. FLKS: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FLKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 0.94 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
FLKS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FLKS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FLKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 5.89
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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Operating Margin % -3945.20
FLKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -92.31 vs. FLKS: -3945.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FLKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3945.2  Med: -3945.2 Max: -3945.2
Current: -3945.2
Net Margin % -3906.23
FLKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -79.00 vs. FLKS: -3906.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FLKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3906.33  Med: -3906.33 Max: -3906.23
Current: -3906.23
-3906.33
-3906.23
ROE % -52.44
FLKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
61% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -36.35 vs. FLKS: -52.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FLKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.05  Med: -60.09 Max: -52.13
Current: -52.44
-68.05
-52.13
ROA % -50.15
FLKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
66% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.87 vs. FLKS: -50.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FLKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.15  Med: -47.25 Max: -44.6
Current: -50.15
-50.15
-44.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -7191.85
FLKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
85% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -394.49 vs. FLKS: -7191.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FLKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12511.35  Med: -10507.92 Max: -7191.85
Current: -7191.85
-12511.35
-7191.85
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Flex Pharma Inc $FLKS.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

FLKS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

PRIMECAP Management 634,721 sh (+44.46%)
Chuck Royce 2,200 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

FLKS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 14,400 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 790,911 sh (+24.61%)
Chuck Royce 2,200 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2016

FLKS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 22,600 sh (+56.94%)
PRIMECAP Management 857,359 sh (+8.40%)
Chuck Royce 2,200 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

FLKS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Chuck Royce 68,200 sh (+3000.00%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,082,600 sh (+26.27%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Traded in other countries:FP1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Flex Pharma Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing proprietary treatments for nocturnal leg cramps and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions.

Flex Pharma Inc is a biotechnology company incorporated in Delaware on February 26, 2014. The Company is engaged in developing proprietary treatments for nocturnal leg cramps and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions. It is developing products to address muscle cramps and spasms by halting repetitive firing of the motor neurons. Its proprietary treatment stimulates transient receptor potential (TRP) channels located in the mouth, esophagus and stomach, activating receptors in the gastrointestinal tract. It has two reportable segments namely Consumer Operations and Drug Development. The Company faces competition from different sources, including pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic institutions and governmental agencies and public and private research institutions. Government authorities in the United States at the federal, state and local level, and in other countries extensively regulate, among other things, the research, development, testing, manufacture, quality control, approval, labeling, packaging, storage, record-keeping, promotion, advertising, distribution, post-approval monitoring and reporting, marketing and export and import of products such as those it is developing. Any drug candidate that it develops must be approved by the FDA before it may be legally marketed in the United States and by the corresponding foreign regulatory agencies before it may be legally marketed in foreign countries. Dietary supplements, while generally not subject to premarket review, still must comply with numerous manufacturing, labeling and other regulations.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.02
FLKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. FLKS: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FLKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.02
0.84
2.95
PS Ratio 58.01
FLKS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. FLKS: 58.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FLKS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.54  Med: 140.45 Max: 1808.57
Current: 58.01
48.54
1808.57
Current Ratio 16.06
FLKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. FLKS: 16.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FLKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.06  Med: 32.08 Max: 32.4
Current: 16.06
16.06
32.4
Quick Ratio 15.95
FLKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. FLKS: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FLKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.95  Med: 32.08 Max: 32.4
Current: 15.95
15.95
32.4
Days Inventory 118.03
FLKS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 126.28 vs. FLKS: 118.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FLKS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 118.03  Med: 124.97 Max: 124.97
Current: 118.03
118.03
124.97
Days Sales Outstanding 4.33
FLKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 61.11 vs. FLKS: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FLKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 4.33 Max: 4.33
Current: 4.33
Days Payable 656.23
FLKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
97% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 58.37 vs. FLKS: 656.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FLKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 656.23  Med: 656.23 Max: 656.23
Current: 656.23

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 1.06
FLKS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. FLKS: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
FLKS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.89 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.06
0.88
2.22
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.03
FLKS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. FLKS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FLKS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.85 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.03
0.86
2.19
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.02
FLKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. FLKS: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FLKS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.81 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.02
0.85
2.13
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.41
FLKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FLKS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FLKS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.41
0.34
0.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -532.42
FLKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.37 vs. FLKS: -532.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FLKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39708.35  Med: 0 Max: 9808.07
Current: -532.42
-39708.35
9808.07

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1.01
EPS (TTM) $ -2.44
Short Percentage of Float5.39%
52-Week Range $3.01 - 13.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)17.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2 7 56
EPS ($) -3.26 -3.60 -3.01
EPS without NRI ($) -3.26 -3.60 -3.01
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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