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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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Cash to Debt 6.06
SPHS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 57.55 vs. SPHS: 6.06 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.39   Max: No Debt
Current: 6.06

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -2.04
M-Score: -2.84
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 (%) -195.80
SPHS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -68.50 vs. SPHS: -195.80 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3327.27   Max: -106.67
Current: -195.8

-3327.27
-106.67
Net-margin (%) -222.98
SPHS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -59.60 vs. SPHS: -222.98 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3272.73   Max: -106.67
Current: -222.98

-3272.73
-106.67
ROE (%) -27.68
SPHS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -21.52 vs. SPHS: -27.68 )
SPHS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -505.13   Max: -4.49
Current: -27.68

-505.13
-4.49
ROA (%) -21.49
SPHS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -18.07 vs. SPHS: -21.49 )
SPHS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -284.9   Max: -4.41
Current: -21.49

-284.9
-4.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12551.28
SPHS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -200.53 vs. SPHS: -12551.28 )
SPHS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23272.73   Max: -1153.21
Current: -12551.28

-23272.73
-1153.21
Revenue Growth (%) -26.00
SPHS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. SPHS: -26.00 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -26
Current: -26

EBITDA Growth (%) -18.80
SPHS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.50 vs. SPHS: -18.80 )
SPHS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.3   Max: 72.9
Current: -18.8

-30.3
72.9
EPS Growth (%) -16.30
SPHS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 vs. SPHS: -16.30 )
SPHS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.9   Max: 70.5
Current: -16.3

-28.9
70.5
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SPHS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

SPHS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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SPHS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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From The Land of What If - Smart Proteins and Debt Collectors
Today’s diverse companies were chosen for their speculative enterprises. Both companies deal in the territory of what if. If Encore Capital Group Inc. (ECPG) can collect more from a huge portfolio of consumer debt, the company would grow. If Sophiris Bio Inc. (SPHS), a 10-person biopharm, is successful in competing to provide relief for prostate BPH symptoms, the company would soar. Read more...
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The biotech industry refers to 2013 as the year of the biotech return. Fourteen biotech companies had gone public as of May 2013, according to Reuters. By early August BioTechNow reported, “With 23 US-based biotech companies in 2013, the sector is now ahead of any year since 2007. The European-based biotechs (including companies based in Israel) continue to knock out a few IPOs per year, with four in 2013 so far.” Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 2.04
SPHS's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. SPHS: 2.04 )
SPHS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 6.29
Current: 2.04

1.87
6.29
Current Ratio 6.94
SPHS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. SPHS: 6.94 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 118.33
Current: 6.94

0.6
118.33
Quick Ratio 6.94
SPHS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. SPHS: 6.94 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 118.33
Current: 6.94

0.6
118.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 2.30
SPHS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 407.00 vs. SPHS: 2.30 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 14.62
Current: 2.3

1.53
14.62
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.30
SPHS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 135.00 vs. SPHS: 2.30 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 13.76
Current: 2.3

1.53
13.76
Price/Tangible Book 2.04
SPHS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. SPHS: 2.04 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 9.88
Current: 2.04

1.36
9.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
SPHS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SPHS: 8.00 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 11.8
Current: 8

2.4
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -107.33
SPHS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.59 vs. SPHS: -107.33 )
SPHS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: -19.9
Current: -107.33

-34.4
-19.9

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:SHS.Canada, BFF1.Germany
Sophiris Bio Inc was formed in May 2003 under the predecessor to the Business Corporations Act by the amalgamation of Stratos Biotechnologies Inc., Nucleus BioScience Inc. and Brightwave Ventures Inc. It began operations on January 11, 2002. The Company's operations were initially located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Effective April 2, 2012, the Company changed its name from Protox Therapeutics Inc. to Sophiris Bio Inc. The Company is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative products for the treatment of urological diseases. It is currently developing PRX302 for treatment of the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly affects men who are age 50 and older. The Company expects that PRX302 will compete with the current treatment options for the symptoms of BPH, which include oral drug therapy and surgery. Its business and operations are subject to a variety of U.S. federal, state and local, and foreign supranational, national, provincial and municipal laws, regulations and trade practices. As of December 31, 2012, it had nine full-time employees and one part-time employee.
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