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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MBLX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MBLX: No Debt )
MBLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 9.28   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.81
MBLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MBLX: 0.81 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -11.24   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.81

-11.24
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
MBLX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. MBLX: No Debt )
MBLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -7.35
M-Score: -4.22
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 (%) -750.34
MBLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. MBLX: -750.34 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8691.74   Max: 8.51
Current: -750.34

-8691.74
8.51
Net-margin (%) -792.49
MBLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. MBLX: -792.49 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8661.38   Max: 8.58
Current: -792.49

-8661.38
8.58
ROE (%) -176.17
MBLX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. MBLX: -176.17 )
MBLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -150.71   Max: 8.36
Current: -176.17

-150.71
8.36
ROA (%) -137.42
MBLX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. MBLX: -137.42 )
MBLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -518.55   Max: 5.32
Current: -137.42

-518.55
5.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2839.09
MBLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1418 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. MBLX: -2839.09 )
MBLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4296.08   Max: 198.29
Current: -2839.09

-4296.08
198.29
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -29.00
MBLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MBLX: -29.00 )
MBLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.5
Current: -29

0
4.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -29.20
MBLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MBLX: -29.20 )
MBLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.2   Max: 4.5
Current: -29.2

-29.2
4.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 5.40
MBLX's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. MBLX: 5.40 )
MBLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 18.75
Current: 5.4

0.69
18.75
P/S 16.68
MBLX's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MBLX: 16.68 )
MBLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 1217
Current: 16.68

0.93
1217
Current Ratio 5.24
MBLX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. MBLX: 5.24 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 38.31
Current: 5.24

1.43
38.31
Quick Ratio 5.10
MBLX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MBLX: 5.10 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 38.31
Current: 5.1

1.43
38.31
Days Inventory 316.97
MBLX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.19 vs. MBLX: 316.97 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 308.72   Max: 490.21
Current: 316.97

308.72
490.21
Days Sales Outstanding 4.41
MBLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.26 vs. MBLX: 4.41 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 681.12
Current: 4.41

4.87
681.12

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 6.30
MBLX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MBLX: 6.30 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 17.64
Current: 6.3

1.35
17.64
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.30
MBLX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MBLX: 6.30 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 16.23
Current: 6.3

1.18
16.23
Price/Tangible Book 5.40
MBLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MBLX: 5.40 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 18.44
Current: 5.4

1.01
18.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
MBLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MBLX: 0.10 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 11.93
Current: 0.1

0.01
11.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -34.10
MBLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MBLX: -34.10 )
MBLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -34.1   Max: 760.5
Current: -34.1

-34.1
760.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:M6X.Germany,
Metabolix Inc was incorporated in Massachusetts in June 1992 under the name Metabolix, Inc. In September 1998, it reincorporated in Delaware. The Company is an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on delivering sustainable solutions to the plastics and chemicals industries. It is engaged in products and markets development of a biopolymer platform, based on technology developed by the Company and early commercialization efforts conducted through the Telles joint venture with ADM. The Company has its operations in U.S. and Canada. It has core capabilities in microbial genetics, fermentation process engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science, plant genetics and botanical science, and has assembled these capabilities in a way that has allowed the Company to integrate its biotechnology research with real world chemical engineering and industrial practice. It has created an intellectual property portfolio to protect its innovations and, together with its technology, to serve as a valuable foundation for future industry collaborations. It has focused on a family of biopolymers found in nature called polyhydroxyalkanoates "PHA", which occur naturally in living organisms and are chemically similar to polyesters. It has demonstrated the production of PHAs at industrial scale to produce PHA biopolymers and PHA precursors to biobased industrial chemicals. It has also demonstrated the production of polyhydroxybutyrate, a subclass of PHAs, in agriculturally significant non-food crops. Polymers are found in nature in a range of organisms including microbes, plants and animals. The Company competes with Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Ineos, LyondellBasell, SABIC, Mitsubishi Chemical, DuPont, DSM, Arkema and Braskem. The Company is subject to significant foreign and domestic government regulations, and compliance or failure to comply with these regulations could harm its business.
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