AXLA:NSD-Axcella Health Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Biotechnology | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 5.31

Change

-0.39 (-6.84)%

Market Cap

USD 0.21B

Volume

0.12M

Average Target Price

USD 11.00 (+107.16%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Axcella Health Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, researches and develops endogenous metabolic modulators (EMMs) for the treatment of complex diseases and improving health in the United States. It offers AXA1665 for use in treating overt hepatic encephalopathy; AXA1125 and AXA1957 to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; AXA2678 for use in treating muscle atrophy; and AXA4010 to target multiple biological pathways to support normal structures and functions of the blood. The company was formerly known as Newco LS16, Inc. and changed its name to Axcella Health Inc. in June 2016. Axcella Health Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Biotechnology)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 32.42% 65% D 74% C
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 32.42% 65% D 74% C
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 12.98% 51% F 61% D-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 12.98% 51% F 60% D-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -11.57% N/A N/A 17% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -11.57% N/A N/A 16% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 20.13% N/A N/A 70% C-
Risk Adjusted Return -57.51% N/A N/A 12% F
Market Capitalization 0.21B 42% F 40% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Biotechnology)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Price/Book Ratio 2.43 73% C 50% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -4.20 38% F 70% C-
EV/EBITDA 0.07 83% B 97% A+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -69.96% 47% F 17% F
Return on Invested Capital -72.64% 41% F 13% F
Return on Assets -29.82% 44% F 12% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 41.34% 33% F 47% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.84 63% D 54% F
Short Percent 1.07% 89% B+ 76% C
Beta N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.