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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 : 8/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
NAS:CARA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 51.38 vs. NAS:CARA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:CARA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Interest Coverage No Debt
NAS:CARA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NAS:CARA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:CARA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 22.97
Beneish M-Score: 4.87
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating Margin % -7379.69
NAS:CARA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -119.18 vs. NAS:CARA: -7379.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:CARA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67906.98  Med: -568.84 Max: -1.98
Current: -7379.69
-67906.98
-1.98
Net Margin % -7236.00
NAS:CARA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -105.77 vs. NAS:CARA: -7236.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:CARA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66604.65  Med: -558.55 Max: -33.12
Current: -7236
-66604.65
-33.12
ROE % -91.53
NAS:CARA's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -38.72 vs. NAS:CARA: -91.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:CARA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.53  Med: -52.53 Max: -31.51
Current: -91.53
-91.53
-31.51
ROA % -79.75
NAS:CARA's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -33.51 vs. NAS:CARA: -79.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:CARA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.77  Med: -56.76 Max: -29.6
Current: -79.75
-91.77
-29.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -4494.52
NAS:CARA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -411.81 vs. NAS:CARA: -4494.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:CARA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4494.52  Med: -456.2 Max: -7.37
Current: -4494.52
-4494.52
-7.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -82.40
NAS:CARA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NAS:CARA: -82.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:CARA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -82.4 Max: -8.3
Current: -82.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

CARA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2017

CARA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 73,635 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

CARA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 29,081 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2017

CARA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$12.21 - $16.43 $ 12.10-13%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$14.5 - $26.95 $ 12.10-32%29,081
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Traded in other countries:69C.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cara Therapeutics Inc is an emerging biotechnology company. It is focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors.

Cara Therapeutics is an emerging biotechnology company involved in the development of novel therapeutics to treat human diseases associated with inflammation, pain, and pruritus. Cara's most advanced compound, CR845, aims to treat acute pain and pruritus. This patented compound has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipruritic properties that can be used for multiple therapeutic applications. Additionally, Cara's objective is to use its proprietary drug-screening technology to develop a future pipeline of first-in-class molecules with analgesic and anti-inflammatory features.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 3.98
CARA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CARA: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CARA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 4.51 Max: 17.15
Current: 3.98
1.23
17.15
PS Ratio 366.65
CARA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. CARA: 366.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CARA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.59  Med: 75.59 Max: 5550
Current: 366.65
14.59
5550
EV-to-EBIT -4.34
CARA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. CARA: -4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CARA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -114.5  Med: -8.1 Max: -0.9
Current: -4.34
-114.5
-0.9
EV-to-EBITDA -4.37
CARA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. CARA: -4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CARA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -180.9  Med: -8.5 Max: -0.9
Current: -4.37
-180.9
-0.9
EV-to-Revenue 320.05
CARA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
89% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. CARA: 320.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CARA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 63.4 Max: 4606
Current: 320.05
6.1
4606
Current Ratio 14.57
CARA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. CARA: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CARA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 11.58 Max: 34.29
Current: 14.57
0.73
34.29
Quick Ratio 14.57
CARA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CARA: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CARA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 11.58 Max: 34.29
Current: 14.57
0.73
34.29
Days Sales Outstanding 321.33
CARA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
94% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.34 vs. CARA: 321.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CARA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 22.98 Max: 3985.29
Current: 321.33
1.86
3985.29

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.70
CARA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -13.20 vs. CARA: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CARA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.1  Med: -7.7 Max: 0
Current: -7.7
-66.1
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 4.20
CARA's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
69% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CARA: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CARA' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 4.7 Max: 22.16
Current: 4.2
1.74
22.16
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.07
CARA's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. CARA: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CARA' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 4.66 Max: 18.58
Current: 4.07
1.65
18.58
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.98
CARA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. CARA: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CARA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 4.4 Max: 17.15
Current: 3.98
1.59
17.15
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 4.86
CARA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CARA: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CARA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.97 Max: 40.39
Current: 4.86
0.27
40.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -23.03
CARA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.65 vs. CARA: -23.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CARA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.2  Med: -12.4 Max: -0.9
Current: -23.03
-109.2
-0.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.91
EPS (TTM) $ -2.29
Beta2.69
Short Percentage of Float27.41%
52-Week Range $8.61 - 28.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 8 67
EPS ($) -2.23 -2.39 -2.17 -0.70
EPS without NRI ($) -2.23 -2.39 -2.17 -0.70
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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