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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Quick Ratio

: 4.36 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets excludes Total Inventories divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Vertex Pharmaceuticals's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 4.36.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a quick ratio of 4.36. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

The historical rank and industry rank for Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

VRTX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14   Med: 4.37   Max: 30.95
Current: 4.36

During the past 13 years, Vertex Pharmaceuticals's highest Quick Ratio was 30.95. The lowest was 1.14. And the median was 4.37.

VRTX's Quick Ratio is ranked worse than
54.59% of 1559 companies
in the Biotechnology industry
Industry Median: 5.04 vs VRTX: 4.36

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.14 3.32 3.49 4.18 4.30

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Quick Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.43 4.45 4.30 4.60 4.36

Competitive Comparison

For the Biotechnology subindustry, Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Quick Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Quick Ratio Distribution

For the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector, Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio falls into.



Vertex Pharmaceuticals Quick Ratio Calculation

The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. For this reason, the ratio excludes inventories from current assets.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(9560.6-353.1)/2142
=4.30

Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Quick Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(11503.5-367.7)/2556.2
=4.36

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Vertex Pharmaceuticals  (NAS:VRTX) Quick Ratio Explanation

The quick ratio is more conservative than the Current Ratio because it excludes inventories from current assets. The ratio derives its name presumably from the fact that assets such as cash and marketable securities are quick sources of cash. Inventories generally take time to be converted into cash, and if they have to be sold quickly, the company may have to accept a lower price than book value of these inventories. As a result, they are justifiably excluded from assets that are ready sources of immediate cash.

In general, low or decreasing quick ratios generally suggest that a company is over-leveraged, struggling to maintain or grow sales, paying bills too quickly or collecting receivables too slowly. On the other hand, a high or increasing quick ratio generally indicates that a company is experiencing solid top-line growth, quickly converting receivables into cash, and easily able to cover its financial obligations. Such companies often have faster inventory turnover and cash conversion cycles.

The higher the quick ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Business Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals logo
Address
50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, USA, 02210
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that discovers and develops small-molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases. Its key drugs are Kalydeco, Orkambi, Symdeko, and Trikafta/Kaftrio for cystic fibrosis, where Vertex therapies remain the standard of care globally. In addition to its focus on cystic fibrosis, Vertex is diversifying its pipeline through gene-editing therapies such as CTX001 for beta-thalassemia and sickle-cell disease, small-molecule inhibitors targeting acute and chronic pain using non-opioid treatments, and small-molecule inhibitors of APOL1-mediated kidney diseases. Vertex is also investigating cell therapies to deliver a potential functional cure for type 1 diabetes.
Executives
Upadhyay Suketu director 345 E. MAIN STREET WARSAW IN 46580
Garber Alan M director 3355 MILTON COURT MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94040
Kearney Terrence C director IN CARE OF HOSPIRA, INC. 275 NORTH FIELD DRIVE LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Carney Lloyd director C/O MICROMUSE INC 139 TOWNSEND ST SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Mckenzie Diana director METLIFE 200 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10166
Bhatia Sangeeta N. director C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210
Lee Yuchun director 170 TRACER LA. WALTHAM MA 02451
Ambrose Kristen officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210
Mcglynn Margaret G director C/O MERCK & CO INC ONE MERCK DRIVE PO BOX 100 WHITEHOUSE STATION NJ 08889-0100
Liu Joy officer: SVP, General Counsel C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210
Tatsis Ourania officer: EVP, Chief Reg. & Quality Off. C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210
Bozic Carmen officer: EVP and CMO C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210
Wagner Charles F Jr officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer C/O MILLIPORE CORP BILLERICA MA 01820
Arbuckle Stuart A officer: EVP, COO VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED 130 WAVERLY ST. CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Kewalramani Reshma director, officer: CEO & President C/O VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 50 NORTHERN AVENUE BOSTON MA 02210

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