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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
SHPG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 60.34 vs. SHPG: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.44 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.51
SHPG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. SHPG: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.51
0.25
0.85
Interest Coverage 55.13
SHPG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SHPG: 55.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 22.62 Max: 55.13
Current: 55.13
2.96
55.13
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.59
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
11.91%
24.11%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 30.38
SHPG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -69.59 vs. SHPG: 30.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -56.61  Med: 20.62 Max: 35.13
Current: 30.38
-56.61
35.13
Net-margin (%) 58.54
SHPG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -66.45 vs. SHPG: 58.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -59.59  Med: 15.49 Max: 56.55
Current: 58.54
-59.59
56.55
ROE (%) 50.20
SHPG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.50 vs. SHPG: 50.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -90.17  Med: 14.54 Max: 49.38
Current: 50.2
-90.17
49.38
ROA (%) 27.71
SHPG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -25.57 vs. SHPG: 27.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.5  Med: 8.65 Max: 31.55
Current: 27.71
-37.5
31.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 305.45
SHPG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -333.14 vs. SHPG: 305.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -396.76  Med: 103.03 Max: 345.44
Current: 305.45
-396.76
345.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
SHPG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SHPG: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.7  Med: 12.70 Max: 26.8
Current: 12.4
-0.7
26.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.70
SHPG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. SHPG: 38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.4  Med: 22.80 Max: 38.7
Current: 38.7
-1.4
38.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 56.30
SHPG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.70 vs. SHPG: 56.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.9  Med: 31.80 Max: 62.8
Current: 56.3
-6.9
62.8
» SHPG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SHPG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 15,000 sh (New)
David Tepper 185,944 sh (New)
Richard Perry 695,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,845,359 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 750,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 37,850 sh (New)
Paul Singer 107,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,300 sh (+806.00%)
John Paulson 9,046,000 sh (+168.70%)
Murray Stahl 6,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,827 sh (-39.56%)
Jim Simons 320,312 sh (-52.59%)
Eric Mindich 76,781 sh (-69.41%)
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Q4 2014

SHPG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 529,784 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 473,237 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 110,458 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 82,986 sh (+453.24%)
Ken Fisher 14,594 sh (+416.24%)
Louis Moore Bacon 59,292 sh (+30.89%)
Murray Stahl 6,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
John Paulson 8,328,304 sh (-7.93%)
Daniel Loeb 500,000 sh (-33.33%)
Mario Gabelli 16,225 sh (-57.13%)
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Q1 2015

SHPG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 197,512 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,600 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 294,539 sh (+254.93%)
Leon Cooperman 500,192 sh (+5.70%)
Pioneer Investments 116,323 sh (+5.31%)
Ken Fisher 14,791 sh (+1.35%)
Murray Stahl 6,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 8,328,304 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (-66.27%)
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Q2 2015

SHPG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 786,159 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 20,161 sh (+36.31%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.38
SHPG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 41.60 vs. SHPG: 15.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.37  Med: 24.36 Max: 74.35
Current: 15.38
12.37
74.35
Forward P/E 61.35
SHPG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. SHPG: 61.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.90
SHPG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 39.20 vs. SHPG: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.85  Med: 22.76 Max: 106.93
Current: 14.9
12.85
106.93
P/B 5.87
SHPG's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. SHPG: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SHPG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.03  Med: 5.43 Max: 14.23
Current: 5.87
2.03
14.23
P/S 8.55
SHPG's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. SHPG: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SHPG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.25  Med: 4.35 Max: 9.37
Current: 8.55
2.25
9.37
PFCF 14.26
SHPG's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 45.01 vs. SHPG: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SHPG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 23.03 Max: 42.14
Current: 14.26
10.8
42.14
POCF 12.18
SHPG's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 35.83 vs. SHPG: 12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SHPG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.59  Med: 16.33 Max: 26.82
Current: 12.18
7.59
26.82
EV-to-EBIT 9.48
SHPG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 32.56 vs. SHPG: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SHPG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -14.6  Med: 17.40 Max: 58.7
Current: 9.48
-14.6
58.7
PEG 0.54
SHPG's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. SHPG: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SHPG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.28
Current: 0.54
0.58
2.28
Shiller P/E 45.32
SHPG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 49.43 vs. SHPG: 45.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 30.3  Med: 61.52 Max: 143.7
Current: 45.32
30.3
143.7
Current Ratio 0.52
SHPG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. SHPG: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.78 Max: 7.43
Current: 0.52
0.52
7.43
Quick Ratio 0.40
SHPG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. SHPG: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.54 Max: 7.07
Current: 0.4
0.4
7.07
Days Inventory 215.67
SHPG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 118.21 vs. SHPG: 215.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 113.05  Med: 177.10 Max: 270.35
Current: 215.67
113.05
270.35
Days Sales Outstanding 70.41
SHPG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 60.65 vs. SHPG: 70.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.71  Med: 66.14 Max: 101.67
Current: 70.41
47.71
101.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.26
SHPG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SHPG: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.26
0.16
0.7
Dividend Payout 0.04
SHPG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SHPG: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.26 Max: 1.23
Current: 0.04
0.05
1.23
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
SHPG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SHPG: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.45 Max: 57.9
Current: 16
0
57.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.56
SHPG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SHPG: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.56
0.34
1.5
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
SHPG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.30 vs. SHPG: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.4  Med: -2.60 Max: -28.8
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.94
SHPG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. SHPG: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.65
Current: 1.94
1.12
2.65
Price/Median PS Value 2.01
SHPG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SHPG: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.92
Current: 2.01
0.56
2.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.64
SHPG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SHPG: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.64
0.61
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.52
SHPG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. SHPG: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 5.20 Max: 15.7
Current: 10.52
1.7
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.04
SHPG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 14.22 vs. SHPG: 27.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SHPG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.30 Max: 26.2
Current: 27.04
1.5
26.2

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:SHP.UK, S7E.Germany, SHPG N.Mexico, SP2.Germany, SHPGF.USA,
Shire PLC was registered in Jersey on 28th January, 2008. It is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and marketing specialty medicines that address unmet patient needs. The Company unified its business during 2013 by integrating the operations of the Specialty Pharmaceuticals (SP), Human Genetic Therapies (HGT) and Regenerative Medicine (RM) business units into a simplified One Shire organization. The Company has four commercial units that focus exclusively on the commercial execution of its In-Line products in the following specialist therapeutic areas: Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, Gastrointestinal (GI) and Internal Medicine. The clinical development, manufacturing and marketing of the Company's products is subject to governmental regulation in the US, the EU and other territories.
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