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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

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

» VPHM's 10-Y Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VPHM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

George Soros 50,000 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 469,810 sh (+44.74%)
Murray Stahl 19,000 sh (+26.67%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 97,000 sh (-82.34%)
Steven Cohen 67,200 sh (-83.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,987 sh (-96.19%)
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Q3 2013

VPHM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Lee Ainslie 1,250,175 sh (New)
Michael Price 292,500 sh (+244.12%)
George Soros 100,000 sh (+100%)
Murray Stahl 19,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 11,297 sh (-83.19%)
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Q4 2013

VPHM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 630,800 sh (New)
John Paulson 1,300,000 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 10,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 673,900 sh (New)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (+36.75%)
Murray Stahl 19,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
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Q1 2014

VPHM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Murray Stahl Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VPHM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2014-03-31 Sold Out 2.6%$49.85 - $49.85 $ 49.960%0
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.32%$49.85 - $49.85 $ 49.960%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.18%$49.85 - $49.85 $ 49.960%0
Prem Watsa 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$49.85 - $49.85 $ 49.960%0
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Add 36.75%0.7%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%400000
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.66%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%0
John Paulson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.32%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%1300000
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy0.18%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%673900
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%0
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$37.17 - $49.86 $ 49.9612%10000
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:VPH.Germany,
ViroPharma, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in September 1994 and commenced operations in December 1994. It is a biotechnology company which develops and commercializes products that address serious diseases, used by physician specialists or in hospital settings. The Company's main development programs include C1 esterase inhibitor and a non-toxigenic strain of C. The Company markets and sells Cinryze in the United States for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with hereditary angioedema. Cinryze is a C1 esterase inhibitor therapy for routine prophylaxis against HAE, also known as C1 inhibitor deficiency, a rare, severely debilitating, life-threatening genetic disorder. Cinryze was obtained in October 2008, and On 8 January 2010, the company obtained expanded rights to commercialize Cinryze and future C1-INH derived products in certain European countries and other territories throughout the world as well as rights to develop future C1-INH derived products for additional indications. The Company also markets and sells Vancocin HCl capsules, the oral capsule formulation of vancomycin hydrochloride, in the U.S. and its territories. Vancocin is a potent antibiotic approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to treat antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis caused by Clostridium difficile infection, or C. difficile, and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains. The Company's product development portfolio is consists of programs such as C1 esterase inhibitor [human], maribavir for cytomegalovirus infection, VP20621: prevention of recurrent CDAD and VP20629: treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia. The Company is working on developing further therapeutic uses; potential additional indications in other C1 mediated diseases, and alternative modes of administration for C1 esterase inhibitor. It is also developing VP20621 for the treatment and prevention of CDAD. On September 30, 2011, it entered into a license agreement for the worldwide rights of Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. to its clinical stage drug candidate, VP-20629, which is a naturally occurring, small molecule that has potent anti-oxidant properties that can protect against neurodegenerative disease. Its main competitors include both public and private entities, including well-known, large pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, biotechnology companies and research institutions.
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