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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NAS:GERN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 50.45 vs. NAS:GERN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:GERN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 5011.61 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.95
NAS:GERN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. NAS:GERN: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:GERN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.95
0.37
0.97
Interest Coverage 4.73
NAS:GERN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NAS:GERN: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:GERN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.73
Current: 4.73
0
4.73
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 21.12
M-Score: 26.07
WACC vs ROIC
29.83%
2.32%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.06
NAS:GERN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -85.53 vs. NAS:GERN: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:GERN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4069.18  Med: -2842.68 Max: 1.06
Current: 1.06
-4069.18
1.06
Net-margin (%) 3.39
NAS:GERN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -80.71 vs. NAS:GERN: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:GERN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4066.28  Med: -2767.01 Max: 3.39
Current: 3.39
-4066.28
3.39
ROE (%) 0.92
NAS:GERN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -32.29 vs. NAS:GERN: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:GERN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.98  Med: -39.36 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.92
-60.98
0.92
ROA (%) 0.83
NAS:GERN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.73 vs. NAS:GERN: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:GERN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.81  Med: -35.38 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.83
-53.81
0.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 699.15
NAS:GERN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -382.66 vs. NAS:GERN: 699.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:GERN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26858.87  Med: -2542.17 Max: 699.15
Current: 699.15
-26858.87
699.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 120.10
NAS:GERN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NAS:GERN: 120.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:GERN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.5  Med: -26.3 Max: 192.4
Current: 120.1
-81.5
192.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
NAS:GERN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. NAS:GERN: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:GERN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -12.3 Max: 24
Current: -100
-100
24
» NAS:GERN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

GERN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

First Eagle Investment 164,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 15,777 sh (-10.19%)
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Q4 2015

GERN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 299,986 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 159,700 sh (-3.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,543 sh (-7.82%)
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Q1 2016

GERN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 453,480 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 104,800 sh (+620.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 466,859 sh (+55.63%)
First Eagle Investment 159,700 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

GERN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 461,580 sh (+1.79%)
First Eagle Investment 159,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 88,300 sh (-15.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,232 sh (-92.88%)
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:GON.Germany,
Geron Corp is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic products for oncology such as telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat and in hematologic myeloid malignancies, among others.

Geron Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware on November 28, 1990. It is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies. The Company operates in the segment of the discovery and development of therapeutic products for oncology. It owns commercial rights with U.S. patent coverage extending through 2025 for imetelstat. Its patent rights relating to telomerase cover the cloned genes that encode the RNA component and the catalytic protein component of human telomerase, cells that are immortalized by expression of recombinant hTERT, and cancer diagnostics based on detecting the expression of telomerase in cancer cells. The Company is subject to various and often changing federal, state, local and international laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and recommendations relating to safe working conditions and manufacturing practices.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 221.00
GERN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 29.00 vs. GERN: 221.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GERN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 188  Med: 99999999.99 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 221
188
99999999.99
PE(NRI) 221.00
GERN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
94% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GERN: 221.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GERN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 188  Med: 99999999.99 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 221
188
99999999.99
P/B 2.72
GERN's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. GERN: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GERN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.72 Max: 12.12
Current: 2.72
1.07
12.12
P/S 9.88
GERN's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. GERN: 9.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GERN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.39  Med: 128.24 Max: 1014.44
Current: 9.88
8.39
1014.44
EV-to-EBIT 182.67
GERN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 23.97 vs. GERN: 182.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GERN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1775.3  Med: -4.6 Max: 5293.3
Current: 182.67
-1775.3
5293.3
EV-to-EBITDA 172.71
GERN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
93% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.37 vs. GERN: 172.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GERN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2063.2  Med: -4.7 Max: 3733.2
Current: 172.71
-2063.2
3733.2
Current Ratio 15.71
GERN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. GERN: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GERN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 10.73 Max: 33.57
Current: 15.71
3.44
33.57
Quick Ratio 15.71
GERN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. GERN: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GERN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 10.73 Max: 33.57
Current: 15.71
3.44
33.57
Days Sales Outstanding 5.85
GERN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 62.24 vs. GERN: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GERN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.85  Med: 150.84 Max: 304.85
Current: 5.85
5.85
304.85

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.80
GERN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. GERN: -6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GERN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.8  Med: -17.3 Max: -2.1
Current: -6.8
-37.8
-2.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 3.40
GERN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
73% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. GERN: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
GERN' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 4.06 Max: 223.42
Current: 3.4
1.45
223.42
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.35
GERN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. GERN: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
GERN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 3.69 Max: 116.57
Current: 3.35
1.39
116.57
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
GERN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. GERN: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GERN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.16 Max: 19.03
Current: 2.7
1.26
19.03
Price/Median PS Value 0.08
GERN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GERN: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GERN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.65 Max: 7.08
Current: 0.08
0.05
7.08
Price/Graham Number 5.14
GERN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. GERN: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GERN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.11  Med: 6.23 Max: 6.23
Current: 5.14
5.11
6.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.58
GERN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -8.60 vs. GERN: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GERN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.58
0.1
0.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $36.54
EPS (TTM) $ 0.01
Beta3.76
Short Percentage of Float19.93%
52-Week Range $1.84 - 5.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)159.14

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.25
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.25
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: IBTX, INSM, GERN, INO, EQU Apr 07 2013 
WEEKLY CFO SELLS HIGHLIGHT: HTM, OVTI, VSEA, KSWS,GERN, ATRC Jun 20 2011 
Geron Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 29 2010 
Geron: Buyer Beware Oct 13 2010 
Geron Corp. (GERN) President and CEO Thomas Okarma sells 18,874 Shares Jun 03 2010 
Geron Corp. (GERN) EVP and CFO David Greenwood sells 14,746 Shares Jun 03 2010 
Banking 60% on the Day the World Changed: FDA Approves Geron to Test Embryonic Stem Cells on Humans Jan 24 2009 
The Next Boom Emerges Nov 23 2008 

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