Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing various products to address unmet medical needs.
High growth potential and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Aquestive Therapeutics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AQST's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AQST underperformed the US Pharmaceuticals industry which returned 6.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AQST underperformed the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Aquestive Therapeutics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Aquestive Therapeutics 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: AQST ($4.22) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($123.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AQST is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AQST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Pharmaceuticals industry average.
PE vs Market: AQST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AQST's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AQST has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Pharmaceuticals industry average.
How is Aquestive Therapeutics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AQST is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: AQST is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: AQST's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AQST's revenue (39% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AQST's revenue (39% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if AQST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Aquestive Therapeutics performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AQST is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AQST is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if AQST's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AQST's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AQST is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Pharmaceuticals industry (2.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AQST's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Aquestive Therapeutics's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AQST has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: AQST has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AQST has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: AQST's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Inventory Level: AQST has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: AQST has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
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: AQST has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: AQST has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -93.4% each year
What is Aquestive Therapeutics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQST'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 AQST'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
Keith Kendall (61yo)
Mr. Keith J. Kendall has been the Chief Executive Officer of MonoSol RX, Inc since December 17, 2014 and also serves as its President, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Kendall ser ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Keith's total compensation ($USD8.01M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD522.48K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Keith's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO, President & Director||5.3yrs||US$8.01m||2.07% $2.8m|
|Senior VP & CFO||3.1yrs||US$1.89m||0.48% $648.3k|
|Senior VP & COO||0.8yrs||US$2.11m||0.32% $430.3k|
|Chief Innovation & Technology Officer||5.2yrs||US$7.58m||3.26% $4.4m|
|Senior VP||1.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Marketing & Communications||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||13.4yrs||no data||0.25% $340.8k|
|Senior Vice-President of Research and Development||9.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Business Process & Information Technology||0yrs||no data||0.16% $212.0k|
|Senior VP & Chief Commercial Officer||2.1yrs||no data||0.0045% $6.1k|
Experienced Management: AQST's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||5.3yrs||US$8.01m||2.07% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$312.69k||no data|
|Independent Director||12.9yrs||US$447.78k||0.23% $316.9k|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$356.34k||0.099% $133.5k|
|Independent Director||16.1yrs||US$451.28k||0.23% $316.9k|
|Independent Director||16.1yrs||US$446.28k||0.23% $316.9k|
Experienced Board: AQST's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
- Ticker: AQST
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Pharmaceuticals
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: US$135.221m
- Shares outstanding: 32.04m
- Website: https://www.aquestive.com
Number of Employees
- Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
- 30 Technology Drive
- New Jersey
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AQST||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 2018|
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing various products to address unmet medical needs. The company markets Sympazan, an oral soluble film formulation of clobazam for the treatment of lennox-gastaut syndrome; Suboxone, a sublingual film formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone for the treatment of opioid dependence; and Zuplenz, an oral soluble film formulation of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and post-operative recovery in the United States and internationally. Its proprietary product candidates comprise Libervant, a buccal soluble film formulation of diazepam for the treatment of recurrent epileptic seizures; and Exservan, an oral soluble film formulation of riluzole for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The company's proprietary pipeline of complex molecule products include AQST-108, a sublingual film formulation of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis; and AQST-305, a sublingual film formulation of octreotide for the treatment of acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors. It also develops AQST-119, an oral soluble film formulation of tadalafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; and APL-130277, a sublingual film using apomorphine to treat parkinson’s disease. Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 02:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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