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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
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history
Cash to Debt 732.18
HEB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 34.92 vs. HEB: 732.18 )
HEB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.31   Max: No Debt
Current: 732.18

Equity to Asset 0.85
HEB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. HEB: 0.85 )
HEB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.85

0.35
0.93
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -7.02
M-Score: -3.08
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -9694.92
HEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -91.29 vs. HEB: -9694.92 )
HEB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12138.52   Max: -33.33
Current: -9694.92

-12138.52
-33.33
Net-margin (%) -8857.87
HEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.86 vs. HEB: -8857.87 )
HEB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10816.67   Max: -60
Current: -8857.87

-10816.67
-60
ROE (%) -61.43
HEB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -30.19 vs. HEB: -61.43 )
HEB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -217.32   Max: -20.44
Current: -61.43

-217.32
-20.44
ROA (%) -54.36
HEB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -24.77 vs. HEB: -54.36 )
HEB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -143.93   Max: -18.36
Current: -54.36

-143.93
-18.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -159.02
HEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -347.18 vs. HEB: -159.02 )
HEB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9600   Max: -143.23
Current: -159.02

-9600
-143.23
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
HEB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. HEB: 14.50 )
HEB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.8   Max: 62.4
Current: 14.5

-29.8
62.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
HEB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. HEB: 8.70 )
HEB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.1   Max: 21.1
Current: 8.7

-39.1
21.1
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Ratios

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industry
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Forward P/E 2.00
HEB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HEB: 2.00 )
N/A
P/B 2.30
HEB's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. HEB: 2.30 )
HEB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 11.74
Current: 2.3

0.47
11.74
P/S 258.10
HEB's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 37.39 vs. HEB: 258.10 )
HEB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 18   Max: 285
Current: 258.1

18
285
EV-to-EBIT -2.11
HEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HEB: -2.11 )
HEB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 0.4
Current: -2.11

-18.1
0.4
Current Ratio 3.72
HEB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. HEB: 3.72 )
HEB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 22.33
Current: 3.72

1.37
22.33
Quick Ratio 3.72
HEB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. HEB: 3.72 )
HEB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 22.33
Current: 3.72

1.37
22.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.50
HEB's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 86.70 vs. HEB: 4.50 )
HEB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 213
Current: 4.5

1.08
213
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.50
HEB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 39.00 vs. HEB: 4.50 )
HEB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 35.5
Current: 4.5

1.03
35.5
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
HEB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. HEB: 2.30 )
HEB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 231.25
Current: 2.3

0.72
231.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -45.60
HEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.50 vs. HEB: -45.60 )
HEB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 122785.9
Current: -45.6

-45.6
122785.9

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:HXB.Germany, HEB.Switzerland,
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc is a Delaware Corporation founded in the early 1970s. The Company is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It is engaged in the clinical development of new drug therapies based on natural immune system enhancing technologies for the treatment of viral and immune based chronic disorders. Since its inception, it has established a foundation of laboratory, pre-clinical and clinical data with respect to the development of natural interferon and nucleic acids to enhance the natural antiviral defense system of the human body and to aid the development of therapeutic products for the treatment of certain chronic diseases. The Company owns and operates a 43,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in New Brunswick, NJ that produces Alferon and Ampligen. The Company operates in one segment, which performs research and development activities related to Ampligen and other drugs under development, and sales and marketing of Alferon. The Company's primary pharmaceutical product platform consists of its experimental compound, Ampligen, its FDA approved natural interferon product, Alferon N Injection and, its experimental liquid natural interferon for oral administration, Alferon LDO (Low Dose Oral). As of December 31, 2013, the Company had 25 patents. Its potential competitors are among the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, are well known to the public and the medical community, and have substantially greater financial resources, product development, and manufacturing and marketing capabilities. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws, regulations and recommendations relating to such matters as safe working conditions, laboratory and manufacturing practices, the experimental use of animals and the use of and disposal of hazardous or potentially hazardous substances, including radioactive compounds and infectious disease agents, used in connection with its research work.
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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Hemispherx Biopharma Inc, ADESA Inc, Entergy Corp, and Danaher Corp. Aug 15 2010 
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2010 
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc (HEB) CEO William A Carter buys 500,000 Shares Jul 01 2010 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Wireless Telecom Group, ValueVision Media, American River Bankshares, Hem Dec 12 2009 
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc (HEB) CFO Charles Thomas Iii Bernhardt buys 2,000 Shares Dec 08 2009 

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