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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 87.73
XON's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 87.73 )
XON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 26.22   Max: No Debt
Current: 87.73

Equity to Asset 0.75
XON's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 0.75 )
XON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -2.12   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.75

-2.12
0.8
Z-Score: 8.57
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -244.20
XON's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -244.20 )
XON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1008.77   Max: -244.2
Current: -244.2

-1008.77
-244.2
Net-margin (%) -164.06
XON's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -164.06 )
XON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1043.69   Max: -164.06
Current: -164.06

-1043.69
-164.06
ROE (%) -10.63
XON's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -10.63 )
XON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.63   Max: -10.63
Current: -10.63

ROA (%) -8.30
XON's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -8.30 )
XON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -74.27   Max: -8.3
Current: -8.3

-74.27
-8.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -348.93
XON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -348.93 )
XON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -445.94   Max: -348.93
Current: -348.93

-445.94
-348.93
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

XON Guru Trades in Q3 2013

T Boone Pickens 12,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 143,600 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 2,150,592 sh (New)
David Einhorn 2,176,868 sh (New)
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Q4 2013

XON Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Daniel Loeb 2,539,200 sh (+18.07%)
David Einhorn 2,209,228 sh (+1.49%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q1 2014

XON Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (+18.15%)
David Einhorn 1,379,014 sh (-37.58%)
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Q2 2014

XON Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 661,564 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 2,900,000 sh (-3.33%)
David Einhorn 375,000 sh (-72.81%)
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Latest Guru Trades with XON

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$15.3 - $25.93 $ 20.28-4%661564
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Add 18.15%0.18%$22.5 - $36.82 $ 20.28-30%3000000
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Add 18.07%0.15%$17.65 - $25.5 $ 20.28-4%2539200
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 New Buy1.2%$21.36 - $29.7 $ 20.28-16%2150592
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Guru Investment Theses on Intrexon Corp

Daniel Loeb Comments on Intrexon Corporation - Jan 22, 2014

Equity Position: Intrexon Corporation (XON) ("Intrexon") We initially invested in Intrexon in 2011 in a private round and have continued to accumulate shares since its IPO in August 2013. We believe that Intrexon is an innovation leader in synthetic biology with a unique value proposition and proven leadership team. Most attractive to us is Intrexon's potential to transform multiple industries, including the health, food, and energy markets. 

Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline that applies engineering design principles to biologic systems. Broadly speaking, synthetic biology is about the design, modification, and regulation of gene programs to produce a desired outcome, such as the production of a novel antibody from a cell culture, the optimization of a specific gene trait in crops, or the amplification of wild type natural gas metabolism into an industrially feasible process. Over the past 15 years, Intrexon has developed deep expertise in synthetic biology as well as the adjacent fields of process optimization and data analysis to create a unique technology platform that enables the iterative, directed improvement of experimental design. 

To leverage its technology with collaborators, Intrexon has developed a unique business model that centers on Exclusive Channel Collaborations (ECCs) with partners. In exchange for providing access to their technology, Intrexon receives cost reimbursement (thus mitigating the need to raise additional external funds) and significant downstream economics. Because Intrexon's technology is scalable, its capaci ty to sign ECCs across multiple industries is limited only by the ambition of its partners. Indeed, to date, Intrexon has already signed over 15 ECCs including, notably, with Johnson & Johnson. Over the course of 2014 and beyond, we anticipate that Intrexon will sign multiple ECCs, creating a broad pipeline of projects and diversifying away from specific product risk.

Intrexon is led by Chairman and CEO Randal J. Kirk, one of the most successful healthcare leaders of all time. Kirk founded and led New River Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Shire, and led Clinical Data through the successful development and approval of the anti-depressant Viibryd before selling the company to Forest. 

While his track record of value creation speaks for itself, we especially like that Kirk has personally invested significantly in Intrexon's success through Third Security , which owns nearly 2/3 of Intrexon's shares outstanding. While Intrexon's business model may seem foreign to the healthcare industry, it reminds us of an undisputed technology leader: Qualcomm. Qualcomm out-licenses its CDMA technology and in return receives significant economics from its partners upon commercialization; the explosive growth of the global wireless communication market and its dominant position has driven Qualcomm to a $125 billion market cap. W hile we aren't saying that Intrexon will become a $125 billion company overnight, we will note the following two points: (1) the manipulation of DNA and gene sequences to produce beneficial outcomes is a well-established paradigm; (2) the global health, food, and energy markets dwarf the wireless communication market in size

 

 

From Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio)'s Third Point fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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P/B 5.40
XON's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 5.40 )
XON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 9.74
Current: 5.4

3.71
9.74
P/S 53.40
XON's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 53.40 )
XON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 69.97
Current: 53.4

6.12
69.97
EV-to-EBIT -27.72
XON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: -27.72 )
XON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -27.72

Current Ratio 9.10
XON's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 9.10 )
XON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 10.49
Current: 9.1

0.81
10.49
Quick Ratio 9.10
XON's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 9.10 )
XON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 10.49
Current: 9.1

0.81
10.49

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 41.40
XON's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 41.40 )
XON' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 22.78   Max: 51.49
Current: 41.4

22.78
51.49
Price/Net Current Asset Value 36.20
XON's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 36.20 )
XON' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 21.94   Max: 45.05
Current: 36.2

21.94
45.05
Price/Tangible Book 6.90
XON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 6.90 )
XON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.16   Max: 8.52
Current: 6.9

7.16
8.52
Price/Median PS Value 4.00
XON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XON: 4.00 )
XON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 5
Current: 4

0.56
5

Business Description

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Intrexon Corp founded by Thomas D. Reed in 1998. The Company designs, builds and regulates gene programs using its proprietary and complementary technologies. Some of its trademarks include UltraVector, RheoSwitch, Therapeutic System and RTS. The Company is currently into the development stage. It derives revenues through the execution of ECCs for the development and commercialization of products.
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