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Geron

Nasdaq:GERN
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
GERN
Nasdaq
$358M
Market Cap
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  2. US
  3. Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
Company description

Geron Corporation, a clinical biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for hematologic myeloid malignancies. The last earnings update was 46 days ago. More info.


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  • Geron has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
GERN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
3.2%
NasdaqGS:GERN
-5.5%
US Biotechs
-0.8%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-52.1%
NasdaqGS:GERN
-2.7%
US Biotechs
7%
US Market
GERN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Geron (GERN) 3.2% 13.6% 88.2% -52.1% -40.2% 0%
US Biotechs -5.5% -2.9% -4.6% -2.7% -2.2% 16.8%
US Market -0.8% 2.7% 7.5% 7% 37.9% 47%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GERN underperformed the Biotechs industry which returned -2.7% over the past year.
  • GERN underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
GERN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

GERN Value

 Is Geron undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Geron. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $1.92.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Geron's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Geron's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.15
NasdaqGS:GERN Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-04-22) in USD $1.92
United States of America Biotechs Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 35 Publicly-Listed Biotechs Companies 19.22x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,080 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.21x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Geron.

NasdaqGS:GERN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GERN Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.92 ÷ -0.15

-12.54x

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  • Geron is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Biotechs industry average.
  • Geron is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Geron's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -12.54x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
-3.4%per year
United States of America Biotechs Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Biotechs Companies 1.77x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Geron, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Geron's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.95
NasdaqGS:GERN Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-04-22) in USD $1.92
United States of America Biotechs Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 416 Publicly-Listed Biotechs Companies 3.26x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,186 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.91x
NasdaqGS:GERN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GERN Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.92 ÷ 0.95

2.01x

* Primary Listing of Geron.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Geron is good value based on assets compared to the US Biotechs industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Geron's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Biotechs industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Biotechs industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Geron has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN Future Performance

 How is Geron expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
-3.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Geron expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Geron's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Geron's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Geron's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:GERN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts -3.4%
NasdaqGS:GERN Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 63.9%
United States of America Biotechs Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.5%
United States of America Biotechs Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.1%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.5%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:GERN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 68 -5 -7 1
2022-12-31 1 -39 -59 1
2021-12-31 1 -69 -80 1
2020-12-31 1 -62 -66 2
2019-12-31 1 -54 -66 1
NasdaqGS:GERN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 1 -21 -27
2018-09-30 1 -22 -27
2018-06-30 1 -21 -28
2018-03-31 1 -21 -28
2017-12-31 1 -21 -28
2017-09-30 1 -17 -29
2017-06-30 6 -19 -26
2017-03-31 6 -20 -28
2016-12-31 6 -18 -30
2016-09-30 6 -23 -30
2016-06-30 37 -21 1
2016-03-31 37 -22 1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Geron is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Geron's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Geron Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:GERN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04 1.00
2022-12-31 -0.31 -0.31 -0.31 1.00
2021-12-31 -0.38 -0.30 -0.45 2.00
2020-12-31 -0.33 -0.28 -0.42 3.00
2019-12-31 -0.35 -0.34 -0.38 3.00
NasdaqGS:GERN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.15
2018-09-30 -0.16
2018-06-30 -0.17
2018-03-31 -0.17
2017-12-31 -0.18
2017-09-30 -0.18
2017-06-30 -0.16
2017-03-31 -0.18
2016-12-31 -0.19
2016-09-30 -0.19
2016-06-30 0.01
2016-03-31 0.00

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Geron will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Geron's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Geron has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN Past Performance

  How has Geron performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Geron's growth in the last year to its industry (Biotechs).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Geron does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Geron's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Geron's 1-year growth to the US Biotechs industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Geron's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Geron Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:GERN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1.07 -27.02 18.71 3.08
2018-09-30 0.88 -27.15 19.28 2.62
2018-06-30 0.88 -28.45 19.79 2.46
2018-03-31 0.85 -27.92 19.95 2.36
2017-12-31 1.07 -27.92 19.29 2.60
2017-09-30 0.97 -28.97 18.59 2.69
2017-06-30 5.91 -25.65 18.48 2.84
2017-03-31 5.95 -27.88 18.63 3.08
2016-12-31 6.16 -29.54 18.76 3.35
2016-09-30 6.29 -29.52 18.89 3.96
2016-06-30 36.54 1.24 18.56 4.69
2016-03-31 36.58 0.52 17.99 6.14
2015-12-31 36.37 0.05 17.79 8.26
2015-09-30 36.33 -0.43 17.75 9.99
2015-06-30 1.13 -37.17 17.49 11.17
2015-03-31 1.22 -36.55 17.36 11.71
2014-12-31 1.15 -35.67 16.76 11.81
2014-09-30 1.20 -36.00 15.90 11.63
2014-06-30 1.22 -34.71 15.29 11.63
2014-03-31 0.99 -34.92 14.87 12.08
2013-12-31 1.28 -38.38 15.62 14.02
2013-09-30 1.75 -44.96 16.31 17.58
2013-06-30 2.20 -52.66 17.68 21.19
2013-03-31 2.22 -62.04 20.08 24.08
2012-12-31 2.71 -68.88 20.40 26.19
2012-09-30 2.27 -84.87 23.14 19.82
2012-06-30 1.86 -88.44 22.12 13.56

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Geron has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Geron has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Biotechs industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Geron improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Geron's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Biotechs industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Geron has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN Health

 How is Geron's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Geron's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Geron is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Geron has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Geron's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Geron has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Geron Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:GERN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 177.73 0.00 163.29
2018-09-30 183.47 0.00 166.35
2018-06-30 178.36 0.00 160.93
2018-03-31 101.13 0.00 89.78
2017-12-31 103.80 0.00 94.69
2017-09-30 108.27 0.00 96.90
2017-06-30 113.01 0.00 94.85
2017-03-31 117.25 0.00 99.29
2016-12-31 122.38 0.00 114.85
2016-09-30 128.91 0.00 108.54
2016-06-30 130.31 0.00 110.60
2016-03-31 136.49 0.00 109.65
2015-12-31 142.13 0.00 113.77
2015-09-30 147.89 0.00 119.68
2015-06-30 118.36 0.00 138.01
2015-03-31 125.18 0.00 145.84
2014-12-31 130.71 0.00 151.44
2014-09-30 137.18 0.00 126.40
2014-06-30 144.58 0.00 140.34
2014-03-31 150.89 0.00 145.19
2013-12-31 59.76 0.00 65.22
2013-09-30 61.88 0.00 66.21
2013-06-30 68.41 0.00 70.80
2013-03-31 76.06 0.00 79.04
2012-12-31 85.65 0.00 95.54
2012-09-30 99.77 0.00 100.45
2012-06-30 114.20 0.00 118.17
  • Geron has no debt.
  • Geron has not taken on any debt in 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.

  • Geron has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Geron has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -3% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Geron's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Geron has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Geron dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Geron shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Geron's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Geron's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:GERN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Global Biotechs Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:GERN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Geron has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Geron's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Geron's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Geron has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Geron's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Geron afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Geron has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN Management

 What is the CEO of Geron's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Chip Scarlett
COMPENSATION $2,719,310
AGE 67
TENURE AS CEO 7.6 years
CEO Bio

Dr. John A. Scarlett, also known as Chip, M.D., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Geron Corporation since joining in September 2011 and its President since January 5, 2012. Dr. Scarlett is Chairman of the Board at Geron Corporation since December 27, 2018. Dr. Scarlett served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Onyx Therapeutics, Inc. since February 2009. He Co-Founded Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Formerly Tercica Inc) in 2002 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2002 to October 2008. Dr. Scarlett served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Proteolix, Inc. from February 2009 to November 2009. Dr. Scarlett has nearly 30 years of experience in drug development and commercialization. He served as President of Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., from February 2002 to February 27, 2008. From March 1993 to May 2001, Dr. Scarlett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sensus Drug Development Corporation. Prior to Tercica, Dr. Scarlett founded Sensus Drug Development Corporation. He Co-founded Covance Biotechnology Services, Inc., in 1995. From 1991 to 1993, he headed the North American Clinical Development Center and served as Senior Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Novo Nordisk A/S. From 1985 to 1990, Dr. Scarlett served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs and headed the clinical development group of Greenwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1982 to 1985, he served as Associate Director and subsequently, as Director, of Medical Research and Services of McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc. He has been an Independent Director of Chiasma, Inc. since February 24, 2015. He serves as Director of Onyx Therapeutics, Inc. He has been a Director of Geron Corporation since September 2011 and CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. since June 13, 2016. Dr. Scarlett served as Director of Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2002 to October 2008. He served as a member of board of directors of Covance Biotechnology Services, Inc. since 2000 and Proteolix, Inc. from February 2009 to November 2009. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Earlham College and his M.D. from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Scarlett trained in Internal Medicine at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

CEO Compensation
  • Chip's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Chip's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Geron management team in years:

6.8
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Geron management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Chip Scarlett

TITLE
CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
67
TENURE
7.6 yrs

Olivia Bloom

TITLE
Executive VP of Finance
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
49
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Andrew Grethlein

TITLE
Executive VP & COO
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
54
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Stephen Rosenfield

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$987K
AGE
68
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Melissa A. Behrs

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Business Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
54
TENURE
12.3 yrs

Suzanne Messere

TITLE
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Aleksandra Rizo

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer
AGE
43
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Geron board of directors in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
66.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Geron board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Chip Scarlett

TITLE
CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
67
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Karin Eastham

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$169K
AGE
69
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Bob Spiegel

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$152K
AGE
69
TENURE
8.9 yrs

Susan Molineaux

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$147K
AGE
64
TENURE
6.6 yrs

V. Lawlis

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$157K
AGE
66
TENURE
7.1 yrs

Dan Bradbury

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$154K
AGE
57
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Dawn Bir

TITLE
Independent Director
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Elizabeth O'Farrell

TITLE
Independent Director
TENURE
0.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Geron's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Geron has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

GERN News

Simply Wall St News

Could Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

The big shareholder groups in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) have power over the company. … Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … Geron is not a large company by global standards.

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Is Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

Chip Scarlett became the CEO of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) in 2011. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Chip Scarlett's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN): Time For A Financial Health Check

However, it also faces higher cost of capital given interest cost is generally lower than equity. … Does GERN's growth rate justify its decision for financial flexibility over lower cost of capital … Debt funding can be cheaper than issuing new equity due to lower interest cost on debt.

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Could Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

The big shareholder groups in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) have power over the company. … Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. … We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

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Should You Worry About Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) CEO Pay?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Chip Scarlett's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … Thus we can conclude that Chip Scarlett receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Geron Corporation

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Who Owns Most Of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN)?

In this article, I will take a quick look at Geron Corporation’s (NASDAQ:GERN) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … Ownership structure has been found to have an impact on shareholder returns in both short- and long-term. … The implications of these institutions’ actions can either benefit or hinder individual investors, so it is important to understand the ownership composition of your stock investment.

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How Has Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) Performed Against The Industry?

Was GERN's recent earnings decline worse than the long-term trend and the industry. … GERN is loss-making, with the most recent trailing twelve-month earnings of -US$27.92m (from 31 March 2018), which compared to last year has become. … Furthermore, the company's loss seem to be growing over time, with the five-year earnings average of -US$45.96m

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Is Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) On The Right Side Of Disruption?

In this article, I’ll take you through the sector growth expectations, and also determine whether Geron is a laggard or leader relative to its healthcare sector peers. … Moreover, the trend of below-industry growth rate is expected to continue in the future with Geron poised to deliver a 2.84% growth compared to the industry average growth rate of 9.82%. … Next Steps: Geron is a biotech industry laggard in terms of its future growth outlook.

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Does Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

Recently, GERN released negative earnings of -US$27.92M. … Typically I'd use market cap and profit as factors determining performance, however, GERN's negative earnings lower the effectiveness of this method. … On the whole, although GERN is loss-making, it seems like the CEO’s pay is fair.

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Should You Be Concerned About Geron Corporation's (NASDAQ:GERN) Shareholders?

View our latest analysis for Geron NasdaqGS:GERN Ownership_summary Apr 13th 18 Institutional Ownership GERN's 37.08% institutional ownership seems enough to cause large share price movements in the case of significant share sell-off or acquisitions by institutions, particularly when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … Although GERN has a high institutional ownership, such stock moves, in the short-term, are more commonly linked to a particular type of active institutional investors – hedge funds. … Insider ownership has been linked to better alignment between management and shareholders.

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GERN Company Info

Description

Geron Corporation, a clinical biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for hematologic myeloid malignancies. The company supports the clinical stage development of imetelstat, a telomerase inhibitor for the treatment of hematologic myeloid malignancies. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Details
Name: Geron Corporation
GERN
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1990
$357,899,610
186,406,047
Website: http://www.geron.com
Address: Geron Corporation
149 Commonwealth Drive,
Suite 2070,
Menlo Park,
California, 94025,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS GERN Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 31. Jul 1996
DB GON Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 31. Jul 1996
LSE 0IV3 Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 31. Jul 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
18
Geron employees.
Industry
Biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/22 23:38
End of day share price update: 2019/04/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/09
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/07
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.