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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 1.82
NKTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.35 vs. NKTR: 1.82 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 389.59
Current: 1.82

0.72
389.59
Equity to Asset 0.10
NKTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. NKTR: 0.10 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.1

-0.21
0.92
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -1.43
M-Score: 3.16
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -7.01
NKTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.73 vs. NKTR: -7.01 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -335.29   Max: -13.24
Current: -7.01

-335.29
-13.24
Net-margin (%) -26.33
NKTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.15 vs. NKTR: -26.33 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -322.72   Max: -12
Current: -26.33

-322.72
-12
ROA (%) -12.37
NKTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1253 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.49 vs. NKTR: -12.37 )
NKTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -38.56   Max: -4.39
Current: -12.37

-38.56
-4.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.13
NKTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -437.61 vs. NKTR: -21.13 )
NKTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -203.29   Max: -27.52
Current: -21.13

-203.29
-27.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.60
NKTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. NKTR: -8.60 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.4   Max: 61.5
Current: -8.6

-31.4
61.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 108.00
NKTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. NKTR: 108.00 )
NKTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.7   Max: 108
Current: 108

-48.7
108
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 51.80
NKTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. NKTR: 51.80 )
NKTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 101
Current: 51.8

-44.4
101
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NKTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 58,722 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

NKTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Q2 2014

NKTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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NKTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Insider Trades

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Ratios

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P/B 40.70
NKTR's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. NKTR: 40.70 )
NKTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 45.05
Current: 40.7

1.72
45.05
P/S 9.10
NKTR's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 28.14 vs. NKTR: 9.10 )
NKTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 16.68
Current: 9.1

1.76
16.68
EV-to-EBIT -123.80
NKTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NKTR: -123.80 )
NKTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -140.8   Max: -2.8
Current: -123.8

-140.8
-2.8
Current Ratio 4.02
NKTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. NKTR: 4.02 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 16.32
Current: 4.02

1
16.32
Quick Ratio 3.88
NKTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. NKTR: 3.88 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 16.32
Current: 3.88

0.96
16.32

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.96
NKTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NKTR: 0.96 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.53
Current: 0.96

0.2
4.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.80
NKTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. NKTR: -0.80 )
NKTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -0.8

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:ITH.Germany,
Nektar Therapeutics, Inc., was incorporated in July 1990 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1998. The Company is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its current proprietary pipeline is comprised of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Its research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates. The Company creates its drug candidates by using its proprietary advanced polymer conjugate technologies and expertise to modify the chemical structure of drugs to create new molecular entities. The Company's drug candidates are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient. Its proprietary drug candidate, NKTR-118, is an oral peripherally-acting opioid antagonist, currently in Phase 3 clinical studies for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with non-cancer pain and cancer pain. OIC is a common side effect of prescription opioids when used for chronic pain management. In September 2009, the Company entered into a global license agreement with AstraZeneca AB for the development and commercialization of NKTR-118 and NKTR-119. NKTR-119 is an early stage research and development program that is designed to combine various opioids with NKTR-118. AstraZeneca is responsible for all clinical, regulatory and commercialization costs for NKTR-118 and NKTR-119. The Company has several proprietary pre-clinical and clinical drug candidates that are in the pain therapeutic area. NKTR-181 is an orally-available mu-opioid analgesic molecule with a long-acting profile to treat chronic pain that has been designed with the objective of addressing serious CNS-related side effects associated with standard opioid therapies. The Company also has a collaboration with Bayer Healthcare LLC "Bayer" to develop BAY41-6551 (Amikacin Inhale, formerly known as NKTR-061), which is an inhaled solution of amikacin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Bayer has initiated a Phase 3 clinical development of BAY41-6551 with the first patient enrolled in April 2013. The Company frequently competes with pharmaceutical companies and other institutions. As a manufacturer of PEG reagents for the U.S. market, the Company is subject to inspections by the FDA for compliance with cGMP and other U.S. regulatory requirements, including U.S. federal, state and local regulations regarding environmental protection and hazardous and controlled substance controls, among others. Environmental laws and regulations are complex, change frequently and have tended to become more stringent over time.
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