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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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 5.16
SNSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 61.94 vs. SNSS: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 22.08 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.16
Equity to Asset 0.42
SNSS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. SNSS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.31  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.42
-3.31
0.89
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -18.23
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 : 3/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -1268.28
SNSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -71.14 vs. SNSS: -1268.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -64863.64  Med: -469.38 Max: -169.03
Current: -1268.28
-64863.64
-169.03
Net-margin (%) -1004.19
SNSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -67.10 vs. SNSS: -1004.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -74506.06  Med: -422.55 Max: -166.44
Current: -1004.19
-74506.06
-166.44
ROE (%) -258.26
SNSS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -30.76 vs. SNSS: -258.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1585.52  Med: -133.15 Max: -57.33
Current: -258.26
-1585.52
-57.33
ROA (%) -74.82
SNSS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -27.09 vs. SNSS: -74.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -448.13  Med: -63.27 Max: -39.99
Current: -74.82
-448.13
-39.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -93197.22
SNSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -390.34 vs. SNSS: -93197.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -127024.62  Med: -2975.57 Max: -460.2
Current: -93197.22
-127024.62
-460.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
SNSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SNSS: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -51.30 Max: 74.5
Current: -6.5
0
74.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.90
SNSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. SNSS: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.5  Med: -35.70 Max: 15.9
Current: 15.9
-59.5
15.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
SNSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.80 vs. SNSS: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.4  Med: -48.40 Max: 20.5
Current: 18.7
-60.4
20.5
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SNSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
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Q4 2014

SNSS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,516 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,414,276 sh (New)
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Q1 2015

SNSS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 587,976 sh (-58.43%)
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Q2 2015

SNSS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

First Eagle Investment Sold Out
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Ratios

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P/B 4.67
SNSS's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. SNSS: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SNSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.68 Max: 297.5
Current: 4.67
1.01
297.5
P/S 22.04
SNSS's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.47 vs. SNSS: 22.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SNSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 9.88 Max: 157.25
Current: 22.04
0.9
157.25
Current Ratio 2.23
SNSS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. SNSS: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.93 Max: 12.17
Current: 2.23
0.71
12.17
Quick Ratio 2.23
SNSS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SNSS: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.93 Max: 12.17
Current: 2.23
0.71
12.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.14
SNSS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
60% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. SNSS: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.68  Med: 3.28 Max: 178.5
Current: 5.14
1.68
178.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.71
SNSS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. SNSS: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.98 Max: 273.5
Current: 4.71
1.62
273.5
Price/Tangible Book 4.71
SNSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. SNSS: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.72 Max: 273.5
Current: 4.71
1.6
273.5
Price/Median PS Value 2.83
SNSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SNSS: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.12 Max: 14.35
Current: 2.83
0.1
14.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -62.29
SNSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.10 vs. SNSS: -62.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SNSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -62.29  Med: 45.80 Max: 16670.9
Current: -62.29
-62.29
16670.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 4 13 45
EPS($) -0.51 -0.34 -0.11
EPS without NRI($) -0.51 -0.34 -0.11

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:RYIN.Germany,
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware on February 10, 1998. It is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new oncology therapeutics for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers. It currently focuses on the development of vosaroxin for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone derivative, or AQD, a class of compounds that has not been used previously for the treatment of cancer. In October 2014, the Company announced the results of a Phase 3, multi-national, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vosaroxin in combination with cytarabine in patients with relapsed or refractory AML, or the VALOR trial. The VALOR trial, which enrolled 711 adult patients, was designed to evaluate the effect of vosaroxin in combination with cytarabine, most commonly used chemotherapy in AML, on overall survival as compared to placebo in combination with cytarabine, and was conducted at 124 study sites in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. It faces competition from many pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that are researching, developing and marketing products designed to address the treatment of cancer, including AML and ovarian cancer. In addition to regulations in the United States, the Company is subject to foreign regulations governing clinical trials and commercial sales and distribution of vosaroxin or its future drug candidates, if any.
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