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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 6.93
BLUE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 64.02 vs. BLUE: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BLUE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 5008.08 Max: No Debt
Current: 6.93
4.3
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.83
BLUE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. BLUE: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BLUE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 0.81 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.83
-0.8
0.92
Debt-to-Equity 0.11
BLUE's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
69% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. BLUE: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BLUE' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.11
0.05
0.18
Debt-to-EBITDA -0.35
BLUE's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. BLUE: -0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BLUE' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.49  Med: -0.47 Max: -0.35
Current: -0.35
-0.49
-0.35
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 12.36
Beneish M-Score: -1.96
WACC vs ROIC
16.34%
-93.65%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -1288.07
BLUE's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -113.97 vs. BLUE: -1288.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BLUE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6975.29  Med: -1200.63 Max: -123.62
Current: -1288.07
-6975.29
-123.62
Net Margin % -1281.01
BLUE's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -111.91 vs. BLUE: -1281.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BLUE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6961.76  Med: -1184.62 Max: -125.47
Current: -1281.01
-6961.76
-125.47
ROE % -32.69
BLUE's ROE % is ranked higher than
56% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -42.82 vs. BLUE: -32.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BLUE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.8  Med: -26.93 Max: -15.15
Current: -32.69
-52.8
-15.15
ROA % -27.24
BLUE's ROA % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -34.77 vs. BLUE: -27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BLUE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.45  Med: -22.24 Max: -12.47
Current: -27.24
-50.45
-12.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -233.14
BLUE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -521.46 vs. BLUE: -233.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BLUE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2352.78  Med: -408.7 Max: -186.32
Current: -233.14
-2352.78
-186.32
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.30
BLUE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLUE: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BLUE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.2  Med: 92.7 Max: 200.2
Current: -5.3
-53.2
200.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -51.00
BLUE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BLUE: -51.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BLUE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.6  Med: -52.3 Max: -48.1
Current: -51
-65.6
-48.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -61.50
BLUE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BLUE: -61.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BLUE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -159.3  Med: -56.65 Max: -5.2
Current: -61.5
-159.3
-5.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

BLUE Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Vanguard Health Care Fund 378,528 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 59,552 sh (+369.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
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Q4 2017

BLUE Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 70,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 18,400 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 378,528 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 7,092 sh (-88.09%)
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Q1 2018

BLUE Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Pioneer Investments 48,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 99,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 7,054 sh (-0.54%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 325,428 sh (-14.03%)
Steven Cohen 5,000 sh (-92.93%)
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Q2 2018

BLUE Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Chuck Royce 10,000 sh (New)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 14,429 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 32,500 sh (+550.00%)
Pioneer Investments 81,300 sh (+69.38%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 506,578 sh (+55.67%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 5,941 sh (-15.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BLUE

(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
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2018-06-30 Add 55.67%0.06%$153.85 - $197 $ 122.14-31%506,578
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Reduce -15.78%$153.85 - $197 $ 122.14-31%5,941
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2018-03-31 Reduce -14.03%0.02%$163.35 - $233.05 $ 122.14-38%325,428
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.54%$163.35 - $233.05 $ 122.14-38%7,054
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -88.09%0.11%$125.45 - $201.8 $ 122.14-22%7,092
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325414    SIC: 2836
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Traded in other countries:BLE.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
bluebird bio Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company which develops gene therapies for severe genetic and rare diseases and in the field of T cell-based immunotherapy.

Bluebird Bio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops gene therapies for severe genetic and rare diseases. The company's gene therapy procedures aim to genetically modify a patient's cells to fundamentally correct or address the genetic basis underlying a disease. Bluebird's revenue is derived from collaboration arrangements, research fees, license fees, and grant revenue. The company works with industry peers, strategic partners, and nonprofit organizations for the development and commercialization of its product candidates.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 4.21
BLUE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BLUE: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BLUE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 4.14 Max: 13.38
Current: 4.21
1.76
13.38
PS Ratio 165.95
BLUE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BLUE: 165.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BLUE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 164.62 Max: 493.98
Current: 165.95
4.87
493.98
EV-to-EBIT -12.42
BLUE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. BLUE: -12.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLUE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -80  Med: -14.3 Max: 7.1
Current: -12.42
-80
7.1
EV-to-EBITDA -12.79
BLUE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. BLUE: -12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BLUE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.3  Med: -14.9 Max: 7.2
Current: -12.79
-86.3
7.2
EV-to-Revenue 159.51
BLUE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
86% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. BLUE: 159.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BLUE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23  Med: 147.6 Max: 412.1
Current: 159.51
-23
412.1
Current Ratio 9.51
BLUE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. BLUE: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLUE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 9.8 Max: 29.09
Current: 9.51
4.55
29.09
Quick Ratio 9.51
BLUE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. BLUE: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLUE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 9.8 Max: 29.09
Current: 9.51
4.55
29.09
Days Sales Outstanding 48.20
BLUE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 64.17 vs. BLUE: 48.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLUE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 48.2
Current: 48.2
0
48.2
Days Payable 5.00
BLUE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 63.91 vs. BLUE: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLUE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 3077.04 Max: 3077.04
Current: 5
5
3077.04

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.90
BLUE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -13.40 vs. BLUE: -14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BLUE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.3  Med: -16.15 Max: -12.3
Current: -14.9
-19.3
-12.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 7.94
BLUE's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
62% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BLUE: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
BLUE' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 6.7 Max: 14.33
Current: 7.94
3.66
14.33
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 7.65
BLUE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. BLUE: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BLUE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 6.57 Max: 14.03
Current: 7.65
3.6
14.03
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.29
BLUE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. BLUE: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BLUE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.04  Med: 4.1 Max: 9.09
Current: 4.29
2.04
9.09
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.01
BLUE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BLUE: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BLUE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.01
0.04
2.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -8.05
BLUE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.73 vs. BLUE: -8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BLUE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.6  Med: -6.6 Max: 15.8
Current: -8.05
-22.6
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $35.69
EPS (TTM) $ -9.52
Beta2.25
Volatility40.07%
52-Week Range $120.02 - 236.17
Shares Outstanding (Mil)54.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 35 186 582 1,106
EBIT (Mil $) -462 -343 -2 523
EBITDA (Mil $) -455 -325 24 556
EPS ($) -10.01 -7.61 -2.76 1.23
EPS without NRI ($) -10.01 -7.61 -2.76 1.23
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 22
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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