NasdaqGM:FLXN

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Executive Summary

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Flexion Therapeutics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FLXN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

17.0%

FLXN

0.5%

US Biotechs

3.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

2.7%

FLXN

27.3%

US Biotechs

9.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FLXN underperformed the US Biotechs industry which returned 27.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FLXN underperformed the US Market which returned 9.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FLXNIndustryMarket
7 Day17.0%0.5%3.0%
30 Day19.1%9.2%8.2%
90 Day-25.1%12.8%0.4%
1 Year2.7%2.7%28.6%27.3%12.4%9.9%
3 Year-33.4%-33.4%34.7%30.2%31.0%22.3%
5 Year-48.1%-48.1%-1.9%-7.8%58.1%40.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Flexion Therapeutics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Flexion Therapeutics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Flexion Therapeutics is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Flexion Therapeutics has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


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Future Growth

How is Flexion Therapeutics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

69.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FLXN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: FLXN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: FLXN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: FLXN's revenue (38.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FLXN's revenue (38.2% 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 FLXN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Flexion Therapeutics performed over the past 5 years?

-29.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FLXN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: FLXN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FLXN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -29.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: FLXN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (-4.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: FLXN's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Flexion Therapeutics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FLXN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: FLXN 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: FLXN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: FLXN's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


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: FLXN has sufficient cash runway for 10 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.

Forecast Cash Runway: FLXN is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 10 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.


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Dividend

What is Flexion Therapeutics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLXN'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 FLXN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

3.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mike Clayman (67yo)

13.42yrs

Tenure

US$3,777,360

Compensation

Dr. Michael D. Clayman, also known as Mike, M.D., Co-Founded Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly, Flexion Development Partners, Inc) in 2007 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since 20 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD3.78M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.21M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Clayman
Co-Founder13.42yrsUS$3.78m0.88% $4.8m
Neil Bodick
Consultantno dataUS$1.36m0.14% $790.4k
Scott Kelley
Chief Medical Officer2.5yrsUS$1.33m0.038% $208.0k
David Arkowitz
Chief Financial Officer2.08yrsUS$3.21m0.24% $1.3m
Scott Young
VP of Corporate Communications & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Carolyn Scimemi
VP, Legal Affairs & Chief Compliance Officer3.75yrsno datano data
Mark Levine
General Counsel & Secretary3yrsUS$1.21mno data
John Magee
Vice President of Sales3.75yrsno datano data
Christina Willwerth
Chief Strategy Officer3.75yrsno data0.17% $954.1k
Dan Leblanc
Senior Vice President of CMC Operations3.75yrsno datano data

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: FLXN's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Clayman
Co-Founder13.42yrsUS$3.78m0.88% $4.8m
Samuel Colella
Independent Director12.42yrsUS$153.68k0.16% $866.8k
Alan Milinazzo
Independent Director9.42yrsUS$151.18kno data
Patrick Mahaffy
Independent Chairman11.42yrsUS$206.31k0.064% $352.3k
C. Merrifield
Independent Director6yrsUS$146.18k0.021% $114.3k
Heath Lukatch
Independent Director7.5yrsno datano data
Scott Canute
Independent Director5.25yrsUS$141.18kno data
Mark Stejbach
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$146.18k0.0076% $41.5k
Sandesh Mahatme
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$156.18kno data

7.5yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: FLXN's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FLXN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 25.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Ticker: FLXN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$546.280m
  • Shares outstanding: 47.79m
  • Website: https://www.flexiontherapeutics.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 10 Mall Road
  • Suite 301
  • Burlington
  • Massachusetts
  • 1803
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FLXNNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 2014

Biography

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. It offers ZILRETTA, an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee in the United States. The company also develops FX201 a gene therapy product candidate designed to stimulate the production of an anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist for pain relief from OA of the knee. Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/01 11:32
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.