Polyphor AG, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing macrocycle drugs for cancer. More Details
Exceptional growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Polyphor's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: POLN is more volatile than 75% of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: POLN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Swiss stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: POLN underperformed the Swiss Biotechs industry which returned 25.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: POLN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned 21% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Polyphor's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StPolyphor AG's (VTX:POLN) Shift From Loss To Profit
5 months ago | Simply Wall StPolyphor AG's (VTX:POLN) Shift From Loss To Profit
1 year ago | Simply Wall StIntroducing Polyphor (VTX:POLN), The Stock That Slid 61% In The Last Year
Is Polyphor undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: POLN (CHF7.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF378.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: POLN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: POLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Biotechs industry average.
PE vs Market: POLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Swiss market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate POLN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: POLN's PB Ratio (6.2x) is in line with the CH Biotechs industry average.
How is Polyphor forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: POLN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (-0.3%).
Earnings vs Market: POLN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: POLN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: POLN's revenue (44.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (4.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: POLN's revenue (44.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: POLN's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (55%).
How has Polyphor performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: POLN is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: POLN is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: POLN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare POLN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: POLN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: POLN has a negative Return on Equity (-333.14%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Polyphor's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: POLN's short term assets (CHF37.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF18.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: POLN's short term assets (CHF37.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF14.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: POLN's debt to equity ratio (27.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: POLN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 12.9% to 27.9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: POLN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: POLN has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 12% each year
What is Polyphor current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate POLN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate POLN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if POLN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if POLN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of POLN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Swiss market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gokhan Batur (38 yo)
Mr. Gokhan Batur has been the Chief Executive Officer at Polyphor AG since January 23, 2020 and had been its Chief Commercial Officer since June 3, 2019 until January 23, 2020. Mr. Batur joined Polyphor in...
Experienced Management: POLN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: POLN's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.4%.
Polyphor AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Polyphor AG
- Ticker: POLN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Biotechnology
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: CHF86.100m
- Shares outstanding: 11.33m
- Website: https://www.polyphor.com
Number of Employees
- Polyphor AG
- Hegenheimermattweg 125
Polyphor AG, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing macrocycle drugs for cancer. Its lead drug candidates include Balixafortide (POL6326), an antagonist of the chemokine receptor...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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