VRTX:NGS-Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

EQUITY | Biotechnology | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing Price

USD 185.48

Change

+0.03 (+0.02)%

Market Cap

USD 47.40B

Volume

0.89M

Average Target Price

USD 201.84 (8.82%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc is engaged in the business of discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing small molecule drugs for patients with serious diseases in specialty markets.

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ETFs Containing VRTX

PBE Invesco Dynamic Biotech &.. 5.24 % 0.59 %

-0.05 (-0.09%)

USD 0.30B
BBH VanEck Vectors Biotech ET.. 5.21 % 0.35 %

+0.17 (+0.14%)

USD 0.45B
FMDG Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic.. 4.32 % 0.80 %

N/A

N/A
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnol.. 4.19 % 0.47 %

-0.06 (-0.05%)

USD 9.22B
PXLG Invesco Russell Top 200 P.. 4.06 % 0.39 %

-0.05 (-0.10%)

USD 0.25B
LNGR Global X Longevity Themat.. 3.14 % 0.52 %

-0.21 (-1.00%)

N/A
BBP Virtus LifeSci Biotech Pr.. 2.86 % 0.84 %

+0.08 (+0.18%)

USD 0.03B
UBIO Proshares UltraPro Nasdaq.. 2.61 % 0.95 %

-0.16 (-0.44%)

USD 0.03B
RPG Invesco S&P 500 Pure Grow.. 1.76 % 0.35 %

-0.13 (-0.12%)

USD 2.47B
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex.. 1.68 % 0.60 %

-0.07 (-0.14%)

USD 0.09B
RYH Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 1.64 % 0.40 %

+0.89 (+0.45%)

USD 0.74B
ZUH:CA BMO Equal Weight US Healt.. 1.60 % 0.39 %

+0.17 (+0.31%)

CAD 0.40B
XBI SPDR Series Trust S&P Bio.. 1.35 % 0.35 %

-0.15 (-0.17%)

USD 5.20B
QQEW First Trust NASDAQ-100 Eq.. 1.07 % 0.60 %

-0.07 (-0.12%)

USD 0.54B
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal.. 1.07 % 0.35 %

-0.04 (-0.09%)

USD 0.19B
BLES Inspire Global Hope 0.36 % 0.65 %

-0.08 (-0.30%)

USD 0.09B
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Smal.. 0.27 % 0.00 %

N/A

USD 2.35M
DWPP First Trust Dorsey Wright.. 0.22 % 0.60 %

-0.06 (-0.21%)

USD 0.04B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Biotechnology)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 23.77% 73% C 81% B-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 23.77% 73% C 80% B-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 19.63% 71% C- 76% C
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 19.63% 71% C- 75% C
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 141.32% 84% B 84% B
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 141.32% 84% B 83% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 27.47% 71% C- 83% B
Dividend Return 27.47% 71% C- 83% B
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 42.42% 56% F 26% F
Risk Adjusted Return 64.75% 91% A- 67% D+
Market Capitalization 21.38B 99% A+ 99% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Biotechnology)
Ratio vs. Market
(Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 113.10 0% N/A 3% F
Price/Book Ratio 19.69 8% F 5% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.71 3% F 6% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 68.95 1% F 6% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 18.65% 86% B 82% B-
Return on Invested Capital 16.06% 89% B+ 81% B-
Return on Assets 11.05% 95% A 90% A-
Debt to Equity Ratio 27.50% 41% F 62% D-

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Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

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:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

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

Positive free cash flow

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

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

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.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

VRTX:NGS-Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

EQUITY | Biotechnology | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing Price

USD 185.48

Change

+0.03 (+0.02)%

Market Cap

USD 47.40B

Volume

0.89M

Average Target Price

USD 201.84 (8.82%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

STA Verdict

Verdict

Values as of: 2018-10-17