Celgene is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. Company products include Revlimid, Pomalyst/Imnovid, Abraxane, Otezla, Vidaza, Thalomid, and Istodax.
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|BV including aggregate dividends||190.6%||18.5%||12.9%|
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A company creates wealth for its long-term shareholders in 2 main ways - through dividend payments and through the accumulation of retained earnings. This graph shows the accumulation of per-share equity of long-term shareholders (green bars), which consists of the retained earnings plus all capital invested in the company, and the cumulative dividends the company has paid over time per share of its stock (blue bars).
In the words of Warren Buffett: "We're looking for... businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt."
Return on equity is a key metric of financial performance, indicating a company's ability to generate earnings using shareholder capital. Over time, ROE is one of the major determinants of the rate at which a company creates shareholder wealth. The average ROE for large U.S. companies is 12%, and many investors use it as a threshold for attractive investments.
Companies can boost ROE by increasing leverage, which reduces the safety of the investment. Therefore, it is useful to look at the return on assets (ROA), which measures a company's earning power regardless of its capital structure. A widening gap between ROE and ROA may be a warning sign that should be thoroughly investigated.
Earnings per share is a popular metric used to value a company (using P/E ratio); growth in EPS is often used to judge company growth potential. However, many investors believe that EPS is an inferior metric to ROE, because it ignores the amount of capital the company used to generate earnings.
Free cash flow shows how much cash a company generates from operations, above and beyond what is required to maintain or expand its productive assets. This cash can be returned to investors, or spent by management on growing the company or paying back its debts.
Balance sheets of many companies contain intangible assets such as goodwill, trademarks, patents, etc. Many investors consider intangibles more difficult to value than physical assets. If intangible assets had been valued incorrectly, they must be impaired, resulting in a loss charged against shareholder equity. This chart demonstrates the potential loss to shareholder equity from such impairments.
Companies often use debt financing to increase their return on equity. However, as the amount of debt financing increases relative to the amount of equity financing, the company becomes more sensitive to down turns and other negative events. As a result, many investors use the ratio of debt to equity as a measure of a company's financial risk, and avoid companies that have this ratio above 1.
This chart shows shareholder equity as a percentage of total assets, allowing investors to judge the overall leverage. Companies with a higher proportion of equity can be viewed as safer investments. This metric is particularly important for highly leveraged institutions, such as banks, where it must be at least 4% according to government regulations.
The ratio of current assets to current liabilities is known as the current ratio. This metric is a quick measure of the company's ability to pay its short-term obligations. A current ratio below 1 is a warning sign that should be investigated, especially for companies that cannot count on adequate cash flow from operations.
This chart shows the cumulative dilution of investor ownership in a company over time. Dilution reduces an investor's participation in the future earnings. Dilution increases when a company issues new shares, and decreases when a company buys its shares back. Many investors avoid companies with large chronic dilution.
analysis provides insight into factors affecting the Return On Equity of a company.
The DuPont equation decomposes ROE as follows:
ROE = (Net margin) * (Asset turnover) * (Asset to equity ratio)
Net margin indicates operating efficiency, Asset turnover measures the total asset use efficiency, and the Asset to equity ratio is a measure of financial leverage.
The dividend payout ratio tells investors what percentage of earnings a company returns to shareholders, and what percentage it retains and reinvests. This ratio represents a major capital allocation decision by the company, and can be used to judge management rationality. Rational management should pay out all earnings that cannot be productively reinvested. Therefore, a low dividend payout ratio for a profitable company with a low growth potential may be a warning sign.
Many investors use the P/B ratio as a quick way of judging company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - specifically seek out companies with low P/B ratios. However, investors should be careful not to make investment decisions on this metric alone, without considering a company's earning and growth potential, since a low P/B ratio can be a sign of a bleak future for the business.
P/E ratio is a popular way of making a quick judgment of a company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - often seek solid companies with low P/E ratios as investment opportunities. However, P/E ratio represents an oversimplified approach to business valuation, and can often lead to incorrect investment decisions.
On December 2, 1997 the Company completed the sale of 2.2 million shares of common stock at a price of $9 per share, in a public offering.
In the filing for December 31, 1997, the company revised revenue numbers previously reported for 1996 and 1997. No further explanation is available.
On February 16, 2000, we completed a public offering of 3,450,000 shares of our common stock. Proceeds from the transaction net of expenses, were approximately $278.0 million.
On August 31, 2000, the Company completed its merger with Signal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of drugs that regulate genes associated with disease. The Company issued 3,710,144 shares of its common stock for all the outstanding common shares of Signal at an exchange rate of .1257 of a share of Celgene common stock for each share of Signal common stock. Immediately prior to the consummation of the merger, all Signal preferred shares were converted into Signal common shares on a one-for-one basis. In addition, Celgene issued 380,607 options for all the Signal options outstanding at the closing date. The merger was accounted for as a pooling of interests. All prior period consolidated financial statements of Celgene have been restated to include the results of operations, financial position and cash flows of Signal.
In October 2004, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Penn T Limited, or Penn T, a worldwide supplier of THALOMID(R), from a consortium of private investors for a US dollar equivalency of approximately $117.4 million in cash, net of cash acquired and including working capital adjustments and total estimated transaction costs.
In November 2006, we issued an additional 20,000,000 shares of our common stock at a public offering price of $51.60 per share with gross proceeds of $1.032 billion and proceeds, net of the underwriters' discount, of $1.006 billion.
In November 2007, we announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which we agreed to acquire Pharmion Corporation, or Pharmion. Under the terms of the merger agreement, we will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pharmion common stock for $72.00 per share payable in a combination of cash and shares of Celgene common stock. Celgene paid a total purchase price of $2.761 billion to acquire all of the outstanding Pharmion common shares and stock options. Each Pharmion stockholder received $25.00 in cash plus 0.8367 shares of Celgene common shares for a total payment of $2.67 billion. The combination of cash and Celgene stock to Pharmion stockholders consisted of $921.0 million in cash and approximately 30.8 million shares of Celgene common stock valued at $1.749 billion. In-process research and development, or IPR&D, represents compounds under development by Pharmion at the date of acquisition that had not yet achieved regulatory approval for marketing in certain markets or had not yet been completed and have no future alternative use. The $1.74 billion estimated fair value of these intangible assets was derived using the multi-period excess-earnings method, a form of the income approach, as determined by a valuation from an independent third-party valuation firm. The IPR&D primarily related to development and approval initiatives for Vidaza® IV in the E.U. market, Vidaza® Oral in the U.S. and E.U. markets and Thalidomide Pharmion® in the E.U. market. In accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 4, "Applicability of FASB Statement No. 2 to Business Combinations Accounted for by the Purchase Method," the purchase price allocated to IPR&D intangible assets has been expensed to income immediately subsequent to the acquisition because the compounds do not have any alternative future use. This charge is not deductible for tax purposes. We reported a net loss of $1.641 billion and a diluted loss per share of $3.98 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2008 primarily due to the in-process research and development charge.
On October 15, 2010, the Company acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Abraxis BioScience, Inc. Prior to the Merger, Abraxis was a fully integrated global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of next-generation therapeutics and core technologies that offer patients treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses. Abraxis' portfolio includes an oncology compound, ABRAXANE, which is based on Abraxis' proprietary tumor-targeting platform known as nab® technology. ABRAXANE, the first FDA approved product to use the nab® technology, was launched in 2005 for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Each share of Abraxis common stock outstanding, other than treasury shares of Abraxis, was cancelled and the holder received (i) $58.00 in cash, (ii) 0.2617 of a share of the Company's common stock and (iii) one contingent value right, or CVR, issued by the Company. Total fair value of consideration transferred was $3,205,415,000.
On August 27, 2015, we acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Receptos, resulting in Receptos becoming our wholly-owned subsidiary. Receptos' lead drug candidate, ozanimod, is a small molecule that modulates sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 and 5 receptors and it is in development for immune-inflammatory indications, including inflammatory bowel disease and relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). In clinical trial results, ozanimod demonstrated several areas of potential advantage over existing oral therapies for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) and RMS, including its cardiac, hepatotoxicity and lymphocyte recovery profile. The phase III TRUE NORTH trial in UC is currently underway with data expected in 2018. The phase III RADIANCE and SUNBEAM RMS trials are ongoing and data are expected in the first half of 2017. Receptos is also developing RPC4046, for the treatment of an allergic/immune-mediated disorder, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), which has been designated as an orphan disease. RPC4046 was licensed from AbbVie Bahamas Ltd. and AbbVie Inc. (collectively referred to as AbbVie) and is currently in phase II testing for EoE. The results of operations for Receptos are included in our consolidated financial statements from the Acquisition Date and the assets and liabilities of Receptos have been recorded at their respective fair values on the Acquisition Date and consolidated with our assets and liabilities. We paid approximately $7.626 billion, consisting of $7.311 billion for common stock outstanding and $0.315 billion for the portion of equity compensation attributable to the pre-combination period. In addition, we will pay $0.197 billion for the portion of equity compensation attributable to the post-combination service period, which will be recorded as expense over the required service period ending in the fourth quarter of 2015.
On February 12, 2018, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Impact, a privately held biotechnology company which was developing fedratinib, a highly selective JAK2 kinase inhibitor, for myelofibrosis. The consideration included an initial payment of approximately $1.1 billion. In addition, the sellers of Impact are eligible to receive contingent consideration based upon regulatory approvals of up to $1.4 billion and contingent consideration of up to $4.5 billion based upon the achievement of sales in any four consecutive calendar quarters between $1.0 billion and $5.0 billion. The acquisition of Impact was concentrated in one single identifiable asset and thus, for accounting purposes, we have concluded that the acquired assets do not meet the accounting definition of a business. The initial payment was allocated primarily to fedratinib, resulting in a $1.1 billion research and development asset acquisition expense and the balance of approximately $7 million was allocated to the remaining net assets acquired.
On March 6, 2018 (Acquisition Date), we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Juno, resulting in Juno becoming our wholly-owned subsidiary. Juno is developing CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T and TCR (T cell receptor) therapeutics with a broad, novel portfolio evaluating multiple targets and cancer indications. The acquisition added a novel scientific platform and scalable manufacturing capabilities including JCAR017 and JCARH125, both directed CAR T therapeutics currently in programs for relapsed and/or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, respectively. Total consideration for the acquisition was approximately $10.4 billion, consisting of $9.1 billion for common stock outstanding, $966 million for the fair value of our investment in Juno and $367 million for the portion of equity compensation attributable to the pre-combination service period. In addition, the fair value of the awards attributed to post-combination service period was $666 million, which will be recognized as compensation expense over the requisite service period in the post-combination financial statements of Celgene. We recognized $250 million of post combination share-based compensation during the first quarter of 2018. The acquisition has been accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting which requires that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at their fair values as of the acquisition date and requires the fair value of acquired in-process research and development (IPR&D) to be classified as indefinite-lived assets until the successful completion or abandonment of the associated research and development efforts.