BCRX  Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Health Care

Industry

Biotechnology: Biological Products (No Diagnostic Substances)

Market Cap.

468.87M

Vuru Grade

23.50/100

Current Price

$6.34
-0.07 (-1.09%)

Company Metrics

  • P/E 0
  • P/S 17.99
  • P/B 305.24
  • EPS -0.75
  • Cash ROIC -144.97%
  • Cash Ratio 1.01
  • Dividend 0 / 0%
  • Avg. Vol. 1.72M
  • Shares 73.95M
  • Market Cap. 468.87M

Company Description

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. designs, optimizes, and develops small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in infectious diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases. It uses structure-based drug design, which incorporates multiple scientific disciplines, including biology, crystallography, medicinal chemistry, and computer modeling to develop new therapeutic candidates. The com... more


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News

The Reason Behind BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s 12% Pop Higher
Motley Fool - Mar 8, 2017
Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), a biotech company that develops small-molecule drugs to block enzymes involved in disease proliferation, surged as much as 12% today after a report was issued that a highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu ...
What Analysts are Predicting For Function(x) Inc. (FNCX), BioCryst ... - The USA Commerce
Here's Why BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. Catapulted Higher by as Much as 17%
Motley Fool - Feb 28, 2017
Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of small-molecule drugs that block enzymes associated with the development of diseases, catapulted higher by as much as 17% ...
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX): A Discount Entry? - Market Exclusive
BioCryst Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release)
Here's the Buzz Behind BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s 27% Gain in July
Motley Fool - Aug 11, 2016
What: Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), a biotechnology company primarily focused on small-molecule drugs that block enzymes associated with disease development, leaped 27% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market ...
Stock Returns: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) versus Sangamo ...
CML News - Apr 26, 2017
This is a snapshot to compare the stock returns for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) versus Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SGMO) .
Comerica Bank Boosts Position in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) - The Cerbat Gem
State Street Corp Raises Stake in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) - Sports Perspectives
Biocryst Where To From Here?
Seeking Alpha - Aug 9, 2016
Sixth months ago I wrote about Biocryst (NASDAQ:BCRX) as its share price crashed to $1.78 (it went on to trade as low as $1.66) after its Phase 2 OPuS-2 clinical trial for treatment of Hereditary AngioEdema (NYSE:HAE) failed to meet its primary ...
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) Makes The Move To Publicize Its ...
Journal Transcript - Mar 13, 2017
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) which happens to be a leading pharmaceutical company whose activities centre around commercialization as well as development of top-notch treatments to deal with rare and infectious diseases has today ...
Short Covering Could Send 3 Biotech Stocks to Higher Highs - Schaeffers Research (blog)
BioCryst A High Risk Reward Stock
Seeking Alpha - Feb 17, 2017
Shares of BioCryst (NASDAQ:BCRX) have been volatile. Shares have traded ... The company is a member of the Alliance for Biosecurity, a group of companies that work to develop vaccines and other treatments used in case of a pandemic.
Stock on Radar: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) Price Target Update
Rockville Register - Apr 28, 2017
In the last session of trading, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) shares changed -1.09%. Sell-side analysts covering the company are looking for the stock to go to $8.38 within the next 52 weeks.
Stock Showing Surging Activity: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) - HugoPress
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) Shares Bought by Fmr LLC - Sports Perspectives
Zika's Spread Is Ominous - A Good Reason To Look At BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
Seeking Alpha - Aug 30, 2016
Wyoming is the only U.S. state with no cases of Zika virus infection. 47 of 49 countries in the Americas have documented Zika transmission.
Financial Highlights of: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX)
StandardOracle - Apr 24, 2017
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) plummeted -1.51 percent and ended the day at $6.51. The Average Volume of the company is 1.73 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0, while Forward P/E ratio is 0. Ladenburg Thalmann Initiated its coverage ...
How technical signals have emerged? - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX ... - Post Analyst
BioCryst to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results May 4 - EconoTimes
Growth Rate Assumed by Market

We did a reverse valuation to calculate the growth rate the market is assuming for BCRX to be considered fairly valued at its current market price. It's useful to compare this to the growth rate we're assuming for the Growth Price.

Future Free Cash Flow Growth Rate

This is the annual growth rate we've applied to calculate BCRX's Free Cash Flow for the next 10 years. To calculate it, we looked at several time periods of the last 10 years. Feel free to adjust it, but we limit the initial growth rate to 20% and slow it down over the years. Otherwise, long-term sustainability issues come into play.

Discount Rate

The discount rate is the annual rate of return an investor requires to take the risk of investing in a single stock. To account for that risk, this should be above 8-10%, as this is the avg. annual rate of return for the S&P500 over the past 100 years.

$6.34 Current Price

$-5.09 Growth Price (DCF)

Why is this negative?


Show Free Cash Flow numbers

$-1.75 Book Price

Overvalued by 127.53%


Very Poor Cash Return on Invested Capital over the past 5 years

BCRX has failed to generate positive returns on its investments in buildings, projects and equipment. This could be due to poor management, lack of an economic moat or the capital intensive nature of the business.

BCRX has lost $144.97 of cash for every $100 invested.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
20122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow -37.51M -26.56M -38.66M -18.24M -58.72M
divided by
Invested Capital 4.62M -4.45M 6.42M 8.54M -19.16M
Cash ROIC -812.61% 597.53% -602.60% -213.58% 306.40%

Very Poor Return on Equity over the past 5 years

BCRX has shown an inability to deliver results for shareholders. This could be due to poor management, BCRX operating in a highly competitive industry, or having a weak business in general.

BCRX has generated a $728.89 loss for every $100 of Shareholders' Equity.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
20122013201420152016
Net Income -39.08M -30.11M -45.19M -43.02M -55.14M
divided by
Stockholders' Equity -454,000.00 -1.13M 75.64M 47.72M 1.58M
Return on Equity - - -59.75% -90.14% -3,494.55%

Poor Business Performance over the past 10 years

BCRX's inability to produce positive free cash flow for the majority of the past 10 years is concerning. It should be a red flag, since this company does not have a track record of delivering results for shareholders. This could be due to poor management or the nature of its business.

BCRX has been losing money for the majority of the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow -25.00M -22.09M -16.82M -28.88M -32.31M -37.51M -26.56M -38.66M -18.24M -58.72M

Weak Balance Sheet

BCRX's financial position is not ideal. The key is to check whether BCRX is using debt to fuel its growth and the sustainability of that tendency. Highly capital intensive businesses (see Economic Moat) follow this route, which can deeply impact the future prospects of the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Cash 50.70M 61.53M 68.96M 53.95M 41.72M 35.60M 38.06M 72.77M 51.56M 54.65M
Current Assets 91.70M 75.02M 111.02M 87.42M 52.86M 41.98M 42.12M 89.34M 65.99M 66.99M
Total Assets 142.72M 84.69M 142.19M 109.45M 82.21M 57.44M 48.87M 136.87M 124.56M 89.85M
Current Liabilities 28.12M 17.11M 37.25M 27.82M 26.30M 17.22M 15.26M 57.69M 64.45M 54.36M
Total Liabilities 77.81M 38.27M 55.92M 43.94M 67.40M 57.89M 49.99M 61.24M 76.83M 88.27M
Stockholder' Equity 64.91M 46.43M 86.27M 65.50M 14.81M -454,000.00 -1.13M 75.64M 47.72M 1.58M
Current Ratio 3.26 4.39 2.98 3.14 2.01 2.44 2.76 1.55 1.02 1.23
TL-to-TA 0.55 0.45 0.39 0.40 0.82 1.01 1.02 0.45 0.62 0.98

Low or No Reinvestment of Profits over the past 10 years

BCRX has either been retaining a small amount of their earnings or has done so inconsistently. A lack of consistency could be due to BCRX operating at a loss or them having such a strong economic moat they feel comfortable spending profits on growth. Be wary of future prospects and if applicable, inspect the moat's sustainability.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Retained Earnings -224.54M -249.27M -262.72M -296.57M -353.52M -392.60M -422.71M -467.90M -510.92M -566.06M
Retained Earnings Growth - -11.01% -5.40% -12.89% -19.20% -11.05% -7.67% -10.69% -9.19% -10.79%

Erratic Net Profit Margins over the past 10 years

BCRX has had highly erratic net profit margins which are a great cause for concern. This company may operate in a highly volatile industry, or it may just have poor performance. Look at reasons for this inconsistency to understand if there is any reason to look past it.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Net Income -29.06M -24.73M -13.45M -33.85M -56.95M -39.08M -30.11M -45.19M -43.02M -55.14M
divided by
Revenue 71.24M 56.56M 74.59M 62.38M 19.64M 26.29M 17.33M 13.61M 48.26M 26.35M
Net Profit Margin -40.79% -43.73% -18.03% -54.27% -289.91% -148.64% -173.72% -332.08% -89.15% -209.25%

Strong Pricing Power over the past 10 years

BCRX has maintained substantial gross margins, suggesting that they have been able to set prices without consideration of the cost of goods sold. This potentially leaves flexibility in inflationary environments to raise prices on consumers and maintain profitability.

$97.76 of every $100 worth of sales have been Gross Profit, on average over the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Gross Profit 71.24M 56.56M 70.05M 62.29M 19.64M 26.16M 17.23M 13.49M 46.36M 23.65M
divided by
Revenue 71.24M 56.56M 74.59M 62.38M 19.64M 26.29M 17.33M 13.61M 48.26M 26.35M
Gross Margin 100.00% 100.00% 93.91% 99.86% 100.00% 99.50% 99.43% 99.10% 96.07% 89.76%

Low Capital Intensity over the past 10 years

BCRX has consistently used a small portion of their Net Income buying new equipment or investing in new facilities. This indicates that BCRX may require minimal investment to stay competitive. This leaves them with extra money to spend on growing their business and potentially buying back stock.

-% of Profits are being spent on Capital Expenditures, like Property, Plant, & Equipment, required to run the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Capital Expenditure - 1.21M 603,692.00 324,764.00 55,000.00 113,000.00 30,000.00 106,000.00 5.12M 5.28M
divided by
Net Income -29.06M -24.73M -13.45M -33.85M -56.95M -39.08M -30.11M -45.19M -43.02M -55.14M
Capital Expenditure Ratio - -4.90% -4.49% -0.96% -0.10% -0.29% -0.10% -0.23% -11.91% -9.57%

No Dividend History over the past 10 years

BCRX has never distributed dividends or has recently suspended their dividend distribution.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Dividend Paid - - - - - - - - - -
divided by
Shares Outstanding 32.77M 38.06M 38.93M 44.56M 45.14M 49.47M 55.22M 66.77M 72.90M 73.70M
Dividend Paid Per Share - - - - - - - - - -
Price at Year End 5.89 1.19 6.44 5.13 2.47 1.40 7.64 12.10 10.49 6.33
Dividend Yield - - - - - - - - - -

No History of Stock Buybacks over the past 10 years

We're neutral on this. It's not necessarily good or bad that BCRX hasn't initiated a stock buyback.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Shares Outstanding 32.77M 38.06M 38.93M 44.56M 45.14M 49.47M 55.22M 66.77M 72.90M 73.70M
Stock Bought Back - -13.90% -2.22% -12.65% -1.28% -8.75% -10.40% -17.31% -8.41% -1.08%
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