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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.89
LGND's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 56.93 vs. LGND: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LGND' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.89

Equity to Asset 0.13
LGND's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LGND: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LGND' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.83   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.13

-0.83
0.68
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.28
M-Score: -3.54
WACC vs ROIC
7.93%
34.49%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 28.29
LGND's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -76.18 vs. LGND: 28.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1963.29   Max: 30.51
Current: 28.29

-1963.29
30.51
Net-margin (%) 16.91
LGND's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -72.15 vs. LGND: 16.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -798.16   Max: 2184.64
Current: 16.91

-798.16
2184.64
ROE (%) 22.72
LGND's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.55 vs. LGND: 22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1046.55   Max: 997.71
Current: 22.72

-1046.55
997.71
ROA (%) 5.35
LGND's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -23.43 vs. LGND: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -95.66   Max: 112.83
Current: 5.35

-95.66
112.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3208.18
LGND's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -358.68 vs. LGND: 3208.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1430.01   Max: 2901.11
Current: 3208.18

-1430.01
2901.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.60
LGND's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. LGND: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.8   Max: 90.1
Current: 25.6

-64.8
90.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 126.10
LGND's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. LGND: 126.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.8   Max: 126.1
Current: 126.1

-56.8
126.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
LGND's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.70 vs. LGND: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LGND' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.9   Max: 27.7
Current: 4.6

-52.9
27.7
» LGND's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LGND Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 38,594 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 55,492 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 36,908 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,392,185 sh (+13.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LGND Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 552,053 sh (+894.83%)
RS Investment Management 1,493,635 sh (+7.29%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 35,258 sh (-4.47%)
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Q4 2014

LGND Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 81,908 sh (+132.31%)
RS Investment Management 1,430,650 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,430,650 sh (-4.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,766 sh (-99.32%)
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Q1 2015

LGND Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ken Fisher 81,908 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,187,500 sh (-17.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 173.00
LGND's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 40.20 vs. LGND: 173.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LGND' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 269.4
Current: 173

0.99
269.4
Forward P/E 36.63
LGND's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 21.05 vs. LGND: 36.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 175.80
LGND's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
88% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 39.20 vs. LGND: 175.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LGND' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 23.18   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 175.8

23.18
99999999.99
P/B 51.90
LGND's P/B is ranked lower than
102% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LGND: 51.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LGND' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 11.11   Max: 182
Current: 51.9

11.11
182
P/S 29.70
LGND's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. LGND: 29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LGND' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 754
Current: 29.7

3.13
754
PFCF 109.00
LGND's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 35.83 vs. LGND: 109.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LGND' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 33.11   Max: 425.29
Current: 109

33.11
425.29
POCF 74.11
LGND's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 31.25 vs. LGND: 74.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LGND' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 20.29   Max: 249.25
Current: 74.11

20.29
249.25
EV-to-EBIT 99.69
LGND's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 30.27 vs. LGND: 99.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LGND' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -6946.9   Max: 2376.7
Current: 99.69

-6946.9
2376.7
Shiller P/E 400.50
LGND's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. LGND: 400.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LGND' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 407.95
Current: 400.5

3.22
407.95
Current Ratio 10.56
LGND's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. LGND: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LGND' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 10.77
Current: 10.56

0.28
10.77
Quick Ratio 10.40
LGND's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. LGND: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LGND' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 10.71
Current: 10.4

0.26
10.71
Days Inventory 65.17
LGND's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 116.85 vs. LGND: 65.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LGND' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.18   Max: 251.44
Current: 65.17

33.18
251.44
Days Sales Outstanding 42.88
LGND's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 61.96 vs. LGND: 42.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LGND' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.79   Max: 1057.37
Current: 42.88

5.79
1057.37

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 48.20
LGND's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
93% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LGND: 48.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
LGND' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 42.14   Max: 42.14
Current: 48.2

Price/Median PS Value 2.40
LGND's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LGND: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LGND' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 54.49
Current: 2.4

0.29
54.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.00
LGND's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. LGND: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
LGND' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.9
Current: 1

0.1
1.9

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. It is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing or acquiring royalty revenue generating assets and coupling them to a lean corporate cost structure. The Company has evaluated ASC 280 and has identified two reportable segments: the development and commercialization of drugs using Captisol technology by CyDex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the biopharmaceutical company. With its portfolio of assets across numerous technology types, therapeutic areas, drug targets, and industry partners, the Company offers investors an opportunity to invest in the increasingly complicated and unpredictable pharmaceutical industry. It has multiple partnered programs in its portfolio that are either in or nearing the regulatory approval process. GSKs Promacta (Eltrombopag) is the first oral thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist therapy for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura, or ITP. The Company currently receives royalty revenues from Pfizer, Inc., or Pfizer, for sales of the pain therapeutic Avinza. The drug is also marketed in Spain under the brand name Conbriza through a co-promotion with Almirall, an international pharmaceutical company based in Spain. The Company currently has no manufacturing facilities. It currently outsource the production of Captisol to Hovione FarmaCiencia SA, or Hovione, a supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients, or APIs and API intermediates located in Portugal. Its competitive position also depends upon its ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, obtain patent protection or otherwise develop proprietary products or processes, and secure sufficient capital resources for the often substantial period between technological conception and commercial sales. The Company is subject to rigorous regulation by federal and various state authorities, including the FDA.
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