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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

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SYN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 42.14 vs. SYN: No Debt )
SYN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage No Debt
SYN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SYN: No Debt )
SYN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 47.71
M-Score: -7.52
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 : 2/10

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ROE (%) -80.87
SYN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -21.52 vs. SYN: -80.87 )
SYN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2657.14   Max: -34.78
Current: -80.87

-2657.14
-34.78
ROA (%) -75.76
SYN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -17.94 vs. SYN: -75.76 )
SYN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1575   Max: -32.75
Current: -75.76

-1575
-32.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2053.08
SYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -200.53 vs. SYN: -2053.08 )
SYN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3613.84   Max: -220.92
Current: -2053.08

-3613.84
-220.92
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
SYN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SYN: -100.00 )
SYN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -100
Current: -100

EBITDA Growth (%) 75.40
SYN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.10 vs. SYN: 75.40 )
SYN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 75.4
Current: 75.4

0
75.4
EPS Growth (%) 65.10
SYN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 vs. SYN: 65.10 )
SYN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 65.1
Current: 65.1

0
65.1
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Cash & Debt
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Ratios

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P/B 15.86
SYN's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SYN: 15.86 )
SYN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 14.17
Current: 15.86

1.67
14.17
EV-to-EBIT -7.35
SYN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYN: -7.35 )
SYN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -7.35

Current Ratio 7.49
SYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. SYN: 7.49 )
SYN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 58.44
Current: 7.49

0.03
58.44
Quick Ratio 7.49
SYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. SYN: 7.49 )
SYN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 58.44
Current: 7.49

0.03
58.44

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 20.19
SYN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
82% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 965.00 vs. SYN: 20.19 )
SYN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 27.57
Current: 20.19

0.72
27.57
Price/Net Current Asset Value 20.19
SYN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 217.00 vs. SYN: 20.19 )
SYN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 27.57
Current: 20.19

0.72
27.57
Price/Tangible Book 15.85
SYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. SYN: 15.85 )
SYN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 25
Current: 15.85

0.56
25
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -117.27
SYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.52 vs. SYN: -117.27 )
SYN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -117.27

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:SFYB.Germany
Synthetic Biologics Inc. was incorporated in the State of Nevada. The company is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of synthetic DNA-based therapeutics and innovative disease-modifying medicines for serious illnesses. It is developing an oral enzyme for the prevention of C. difficile infections, and a series of monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of Pertussis and Acinetobacter infections. In addition, the Company is developing a drug candidate for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis, and has partnered the development of a treatment for fibromyalgia. It competes with Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Health Care, Biogen Idec, Eli Lilly & Co., Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Pfizer, Novartis, Teva Pharmaceuticals and United Therapeutics.
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