Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops and commercializes various therapeutic products. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Alexion Pharmaceuticals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ALXN is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ALXN's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ALXN exceeded the US Biotechs industry which returned 16.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALXN exceeded the US Market which returned 34.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Alexion Pharmaceuticals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAlexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) Shares Could Be 47% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate
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Is Alexion Pharmaceuticals 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: ALXN ($182.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($349.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ALXN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ALXN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (58.8x) compared to the US Biotechs industry average (28x).
PE vs Market: ALXN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (58.8x) compared to the US market (18.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ALXN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ALXN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the US Biotechs industry average (3.1x).
How is Alexion Pharmaceuticals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALXN's forecast earnings growth (10.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: ALXN's earnings (10.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ALXN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ALXN's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ALXN's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ALXN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.5%).
How has Alexion Pharmaceuticals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ALXN has a large one-off loss of $2.4B impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ALXN's current net profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (44.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALXN's earnings have grown significantly by 33% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ALXN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ALXN had negative earnings growth (-71.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Biotechs industry average (-7.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALXN's Return on Equity (4.3%) is considered low.
How is Alexion Pharmaceuticals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALXN's short term assets ($6.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: ALXN's short term assets ($6.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALXN's debt to equity ratio (20.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ALXN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 40.3% to 20.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALXN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (119.9%).
Interest Coverage: ALXN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (48.4x coverage).
What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALXN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALXN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALXN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALXN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALXN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ludwig Hantson (58 yo)
Dr. Ludwig N. Hantson, Ph.D., has been Chief Executive Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since March 27, 2017. Dr. Hantson has been the President of Synovis Life Technologies Inc. since February 14,...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ludwig's total compensation ($USD17.92M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ludwig's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ALXN's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ALXN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Ticker: ALXN
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1992
- Industry: Biotechnology
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: US$40.336b
- Shares outstanding: 221.02m
- Website: https://www.alexion.com
Number of Employees
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- 121 Seaport Boulevard
- United States
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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