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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.49
PCRX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. PCRX: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.49

Equity to Asset 0.55
PCRX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. PCRX: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.82   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.55

-0.82
0.66
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 10.97
M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
17.53%
6.87%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 3.39
PCRX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. PCRX: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -325.77   Max: -2.61
Current: 3.39

-325.77
-2.61
Net-margin (%) -0.45
PCRX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. PCRX: -0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -300.62   Max: -6.94
Current: -0.45

-300.62
-6.94
ROE (%) -0.71
PCRX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. PCRX: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -119.34   Max: -12.92
Current: -0.71

-119.34
-12.92
ROA (%) -0.34
PCRX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. PCRX: -0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.11   Max: -5.53
Current: -0.34

-67.11
-5.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.62
PCRX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 10.39 vs. PCRX: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -291.9   Max: -7.25
Current: 9.62

-291.9
-7.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 80.60
PCRX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PCRX: 80.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67   Max: 80.6
Current: 80.6

-67
80.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -47.10
PCRX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PCRX: -47.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.6   Max: -47.1
Current: -47.1

-68.6
-47.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PCRX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 9,486 sh (New)
Ron Baron 154,393 sh (+802.88%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 284,033 sh (-0.34%)
Mariko Gordon 1,132,552 sh (-17.39%)
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Q3 2014

PCRX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,094 sh (New)
Jim Simons 39,800 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 689,193 sh (+142.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,946 sh (-26.78%)
Mariko Gordon 814,470 sh (-28.09%)
Ron Baron 62,139 sh (-59.75%)
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Q4 2014

PCRX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

George Soros 87,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 4,800 sh (New)
Ron Baron 67,088 sh (+7.96%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 594,323 sh (-13.77%)
Mariko Gordon 689,628 sh (-15.33%)
Jim Simons 9,800 sh (-75.38%)
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Q1 2015

PCRX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 9,319 sh (New)
Ron Baron 82,380 sh (+22.79%)
RS Investment Management 610,987 sh (+2.80%)
Ken Fisher 4,800 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 659,998 sh (-4.30%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Pacira Pharmaceuticals - Mar 05, 2014

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX) is a vertically integrated (IP to manufacturing) pharmaceutical company. Its main line of business is the sale of a drug called EXPAREL, which was approved by the FDA in October 2011 and launched in the U.S. in April 2012. EXPAREL is a pain control drug (using slow release bupivacaine) injected directly into the wound/cut site during a surgical procedure, prior to closing the incision. It is also being studied for use as a nerve block agent for additional procedures. Bupivacaine is a well-known drug that has been used for decades during surgery. Its safety profile is well understood. The key advantage of EXPAREL over generic bupivacaine is that it incorporates a proprietary time-release "wrapper" called DepoFoam that lets the pain relief delivered by bupivacaine last for up to three days post-surgery. This enables reduced usage of dangerous opiates and other treatments, such as pain balls. In the end, we believe that based on clinical studies, EXPAREL is cheaper, safer and more effective than current pain management practices. We believe that EXPAREL has significant IP protection and has limited potential competitors.

Uptake among large hospital formularies has been brisk, and EXPAREL has been at least initially purchased at over 75% of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. and most of the top 500 hospitals.Yet penetration of the potential $40 million procedure market is still minimal. Most current sales are for soft tissue procedures, but orthopedic studies also look promising. EXPAREL did about $14.5 million in sales in 2012, which grew to about $76 million in 2013 based on information recently released by the company. The fourth quarter annualized run rate of the drug is over $120 million.This means that the company is going to have to expand capacity from its current $100 million volume plant. It has built capacity for up to $400 million in sales, and is awaiting what we believe will be near term approval from the FDA on the plant. We believe EXPAREL represents a worldwide market opportunity of potentially billions of dollars and that it is just at the start of its overall volume penetration.Additionally, the company has longer term plans to use its DepoFoam "wrapper" technology on other drugs, including methotrexate (for rheumatoid arthritis). If this massive opportunity set is properly exploited, we believe that Pacira could become a billion dollar revenue company within a few years, and earnings per share could ultimately exceed $10 on EXPAREL alone. At a current price of $65, shares trade at only 6.5x this level, and it's possible that they could trade at 15-20x if growth hits our expectations.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Funds fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 27.93
PCRX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. PCRX: 27.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 18.20
PCRX's P/B is ranked lower than
95% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. PCRX: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PCRX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.47   Max: 73.22
Current: 18.2

3.47
73.22
P/S 13.50
PCRX's P/S is ranked lower than
105% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. PCRX: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PCRX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 30.44
Current: 13.5

0.39
30.44
PFCF 658.80
PCRX's PFCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 38.02 vs. PCRX: 658.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PCRX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 573.42   Max: 1466.63
Current: 658.8

573.42
1466.63
POCF 91.32
PCRX's POCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 26.61 vs. PCRX: 91.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PCRX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 80.95   Max: 709.6
Current: 91.32

80.95
709.6
EV-to-EBIT 373.74
PCRX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. PCRX: 373.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PCRX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -809   Max: 542.1
Current: 373.74

-809
542.1
Current Ratio 1.61
PCRX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PCRX: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 10.16
Current: 1.61

0.81
10.16
Quick Ratio 1.34
PCRX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PCRX: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 9.31
Current: 1.34

0.68
9.31
Days Inventory 117.48
PCRX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 114.86 vs. PCRX: 117.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 31.07   Max: 105.63
Current: 117.48

31.07
105.63
Days Sales Outstanding 40.79
PCRX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 72.43 vs. PCRX: 40.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.85   Max: 67.76
Current: 40.79

29.85
67.76

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 869.00
PCRX's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
99% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. PCRX: 869.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 14.45   Max: 1773.2
Current: 869

14.45
1773.2
Price/Net Current Asset Value 80.60
PCRX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. PCRX: 80.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.03   Max: 414.29
Current: 80.6

10.03
414.29
Price/Tangible Book 20.60
PCRX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. PCRX: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 99.99
Current: 20.6

5.09
99.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
PCRX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PCRX: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.8

0.03
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.30
PCRX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PCRX: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PCRX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.3

0.2
0.3

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
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Traded in other countries:82P.Germany,
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in Delaware under the name Blue Acquisition Corp. in December 2006 and changed its name to Pacira, Inc. in June 2007. The Company is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, commercialization and manufacture of proprietary pharmaceutical products, based on its proprietary DepoFoam drug delivery technology, for use in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. As of December 31, 2013, its commercial stage products are EXPAREL and DepoCyt. EXPAREL is a liposome injection of bupivacaine, an amide-type local anesthetic, indicated for administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia and was approved by the FDA on October 28, 2011. The Company commercially launched EXPAREL in April 2012. It ship EXPAREL directly to the end user based on orders placed to wholesalers or directly to the Company and have no product held by wholesalers. DepoCyt is a sustained release liposomal formulation of the chemotherapeutic agent cytarabine and is indicated for the intrathecal treatment of lymphomatous meningitis. DepoCyt was granted accelerated approval by the FDA in 1999 and full approval in 2007. The Company sells DepoCyt to its commercial partners located in the U.S. and Europe. The Company's trademarks include Pacira, EXPAREL, DepoCyt and DepoCyte. The Company's customers are AmerisourceBergen Health Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc. and McKesson Drug Company. Its competitors include organizations such as multinational pharmaceutical companies, established biotechnology companies, specialty pharmaceutical companies and generic drug companies. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, manufacture, storage, handling, release and disposal of, and exposure to, these hazardous materials. In addition to regulations in the United States, it is subject to various foreign regulations governing clinical trials and the commercial sales and distribution of its products.
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