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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 869.54
ACHN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 51.38 vs. ACHN: 869.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ACHN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 131.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 869.54
Debt-to-EBITDA -0.01
ACHN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ACHN: -0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ACHN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.24  Med: -0.02 Max: -0.01
Current: -0.01
-0.24
-0.01
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: 17.52
Beneish M-Score: 65.84
WACC vs ROIC
7.96%
-504.73%
WACC
ROIC
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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history
Operating Margin % -470.07
ACHN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -119.18 vs. ACHN: -470.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ACHN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17954.25  Med: -594.6 Max: 11879.49
Current: -470.07
-17954.25
11879.49
Net Margin % -443.08
ACHN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -105.77 vs. ACHN: -443.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ACHN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17897.17  Med: -553.66 Max: 12030.34
Current: -443.08
-17897.17
12030.34
ROE % -17.57
ACHN's ROE % is ranked higher than
64% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -38.72 vs. ACHN: -17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ACHN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -199.15  Med: -69.33 Max: -1.7
Current: -17.57
-199.15
-1.7
ROA % -16.96
ACHN's ROA % is ranked higher than
63% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -33.51 vs. ACHN: -16.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ACHN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -103.25  Med: -56.05 Max: -1.62
Current: -16.96
-103.25
-1.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1570.07
ACHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -411.81 vs. ACHN: -1570.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ACHN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6041.18  Med: -2833.51 Max: -287.49
Current: -1570.07
-6041.18
-287.49
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.60
ACHN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ACHN: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ACHN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -32.1 Max: 4.5
Current: -10.6
0
4.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -10.60
ACHN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ACHN: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ACHN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.5  Med: -22.5 Max: 3.4
Current: -10.6
-65.5
3.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

ACHN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 195,149 sh (+90.18%)
Jim Simons 945,189 sh (+71.04%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2017

ACHN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 819,900 sh (-13.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 88,842 sh (-54.47%)
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Q2 2017

ACHN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 641,300 sh (-21.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 66,703 sh (-24.92%)
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Q3 2017

ACHN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 953,975 sh (+48.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 70,868 sh (+6.24%)
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Traded in other countries:ADA.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biotechnology company. It is engaged in the discovery and development of innovative small-molecule drug therapies for infectious diseases and immune system disorders.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company that seeks to discover and commercialize treatments for rare diseases. The company is engaged solely in the discovery and development of innovative small-molecule drug therapies for infectious diseases and immune system disorders. Achillion specializes in structural biology, medicinal chemistry, and antimicrobial discovery research. The company generates revenue from product sales, regulatory and commercialization milestones, and royalties. Achillion also uses collaborative and licensing agreements.

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 6.64
ACHN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 24.21 vs. ACHN: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.36
ACHN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ACHN: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ACHN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.3 Max: 12.16
Current: 1.36
0.79
12.16
PS Ratio 31.45
ACHN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. ACHN: 31.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ACHN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 119.46 Max: 15990
Current: 31.45
0.77
15990
EV-to-EBIT -2.34
ACHN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. ACHN: -2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACHN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -213.5  Med: -4.25 Max: 132.9
Current: -2.34
-213.5
132.9
EV-to-EBITDA -2.39
ACHN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. ACHN: -2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACHN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -264.5  Med: -4.3 Max: 118.7
Current: -2.39
-264.5
118.7
EV-to-Revenue 10.41
ACHN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
56% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. ACHN: 10.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ACHN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -259.4  Med: 64.1 Max: 11915.8
Current: 10.41
-259.4
11915.8
Current Ratio 22.65
ACHN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ACHN: 22.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACHN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 7.59 Max: 36.07
Current: 22.65
1.06
36.07
Quick Ratio 22.65
ACHN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. ACHN: 22.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACHN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 7.59 Max: 36.07
Current: 22.65
1.06
36.07
Days Sales Outstanding 7.08
ACHN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.34 vs. ACHN: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACHN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 124.65 Max: 371.23
Current: 7.08
2.79
371.23

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.20
ACHN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -13.20 vs. ACHN: -12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ACHN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -274.8  Med: -29.5 Max: -12.2
Current: -12.2
-274.8
-12.2

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 1.54
ACHN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ACHN: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 4.71 Max: 12.7
Current: 1.54
0.82
12.7
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.52
ACHN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. ACHN: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.55 Max: 12.29
Current: 1.52
0.78
12.29
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.37
ACHN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. ACHN: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.81 Max: 81.84
Current: 1.37
0.72
81.84
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.26
ACHN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ACHN: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ACHN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.47 Max: 72.92
Current: 0.26
0.01
72.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -42.69
ACHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.65 vs. ACHN: -42.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ACHN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1452.9  Med: -13.1 Max: 2697.4
Current: -42.69
-1452.9
2697.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.48
Beta0.93
Short Percentage of Float7.58%
52-Week Range $2.95 - 5.66
Shares Outstanding (Mil)137.86

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 130 25 150
EPS ($) -0.49 0.52 -0.07 0.76
EPS without NRI ($) -0.49 0.52 -0.07 0.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 11
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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