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VSCA

4SC XTRA:VSCA Stock Report

Last Price

€1.99

Market Cap

€20.1m

7D

1.0%

1Y

-72.4%

Updated

21 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials
VSCA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

VSCA Stock Overview

4SC AG, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing small-molecule drugs that target key indications in cancer with high unmet medical needs in Germany.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for 4SC
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€1.99
52 Week High€7.90
52 Week Low€1.88
Beta0.76
1 Month Change0.50%
3 Month Change-15.14%
1 Year Change-72.36%
3 Year Change-86.08%
5 Year Change-88.63%
Change since IPO-98.20%

Recent News & Updates

Feb 13
We're Not Very Worried About 4SC's (ETR:VSCA) Cash Burn Rate

We're Not Very Worried About 4SC's (ETR:VSCA) Cash Burn Rate

Even when a business is losing money, it's possible for shareholders to make money if they buy a good business at the...

Aug 27
We Think 4SC (ETR:VSCA) Can Afford To Drive Business Growth

We Think 4SC (ETR:VSCA) Can Afford To Drive Business Growth

We can readily understand why investors are attracted to unprofitable companies. For example, biotech and mining...

Shareholder Returns

VSCADE BiotechsDE Market
7D1.0%4.3%-0.09%
1Y-72.4%-31.4%-12.9%

Return vs Industry: VSCA underperformed the German Biotechs industry which returned -31.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSCA underperformed the German Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VSCA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VSCA volatility
VSCA Average Weekly Movement5.4%
Biotechs Industry Average Movement8.0%
Market Average Movement6.3%
10% most volatile stocks in DE Market10.6%
10% least volatile stocks in DE Market3.5%

Stable Share Price: VSCA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VSCA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
199746Jason Loveridgehttps://www.4sc.com

4SC AG, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing small-molecule drugs that target key indications in cancer with high unmet medical needs in Germany. Its products in clinical development stage include Resminostat, an orally administered histone deacetylase inhibitor that is in Phase Ib/II clinical trial for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; and Domatinostat, an orally administered small molecule, which is in Phase Ib/II clinical trial for the treatment of melanoma and Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumor. The company also out-licenses its products to pharma and biotech companies for the treatment of cancer.

4SC Fundamentals Summary

How do 4SC's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VSCA fundamental statistics
Market Cap€20.13m
Earnings (TTM)-€10.17m
Revenue (TTM)€14.01m

1.4x

P/S Ratio

-2.0x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VSCA income statement (TTM)
Revenue€14.01m
Cost of Revenue€392.00k
Gross Profit€13.62m
Other Expenses€23.79m
Earnings-€10.17m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 09, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-1.01
Gross Margin97.20%
Net Profit Margin-72.56%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did VSCA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is 4SC undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

1/6

Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


0.73x

Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSCA's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSCA's fair value for valuation analysis.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VSCA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the European Biotechs industry average.

PE vs Market: VSCA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VSCA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VSCA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the DE Biotechs industry average (1.5x).


Future Growth

How is 4SC forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score

0/6

Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


78.1%

Forecasted Pharmaceuticals & Biotech industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as 4SC has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Past Performance

How has 4SC performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-1.7%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VSCA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: VSCA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VSCA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 1.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VSCA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: VSCA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (-6.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VSCA has a negative Return on Equity (-36.75%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is 4SC's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VSCA's short term assets (€29.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (€5.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: VSCA's short term assets (€29.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VSCA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: VSCA had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet


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: VSCA has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: VSCA has sufficient cash runway for 2.4 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 5.2% each year.


Dividend

What is 4SC current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VSCA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VSCA'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 VSCA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VSCA's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as VSCA has not reported any payouts.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

11.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Jason Loveridge

5.67yrs

Tenure

€519,000

Compensation

Dr. Jason Loveridge, B.Sc, Ph D, FRSM, has been Corporate Advisor of Resonance Health Limited since June 30, 2017. Dr. Loveridge is a Founder of Invex.Dr. Loveridge has been Chairman of Management Board a...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jason's total compensation ($USD547.53K) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD404.30K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jason's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: VSCA's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

4SC AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: 4SC AG
  • Ticker: VSCA
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Implied Market Cap: €20.127m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.11m
  • Website: https://www.4sc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • 4SC AG
  • Fraunhoferstrasse 22
  • Planegg
  • Bavaria
  • 82152
  • Germany

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.