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Executive Summary

Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of cancer in the United States and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has Seattle Genetics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Biotechs


US Market

1 Year Return




US Biotechs


US Market

Return vs Industry: SGEN exceeded the US Biotechs industry which returned 26.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SGEN exceeded the US Market which returned 9.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.7%-0.5%2.7%
30 Day9.8%3.6%4.5%
90 Day33.1%14.2%2.3%
1 Year132.9%132.9%28.0%26.8%11.5%9.1%
3 Year129.8%129.8%33.7%29.3%30.6%22.0%
5 Year223.3%223.3%-3.1%-8.9%57.2%39.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Seattle Genetics 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: SGEN ($151.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($195.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SGEN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: SGEN 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 SGEN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SGEN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (14.8x) compared to the US Biotechs industry average (3.7x).

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Future Growth

How is Seattle Genetics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

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

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

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

Revenue vs Market: SGEN's revenue (34.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SGEN's revenue (34.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SGEN is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.

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Past Performance

How has Seattle Genetics performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SGEN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SGEN is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SGEN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -18.9% per year.

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

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

Return on Equity

High ROE: SGEN has a negative Return on Equity (-17.77%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Seattle Genetics's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SGEN's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($257.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: SGEN's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($68.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SGEN is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SGEN has not had any debt for past 5 years.

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: SGEN has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if SGEN has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

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


Average management tenure


Clay Siegall (58yo)





Dr. Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D. co-founded Seattle Genetics, Inc. in 1997 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since November 2002 and its President since June 2000. Dr. Siegall has nearly 20 years of exper ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Clay's total compensation ($USD14.52M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.65M).

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

Leadership Team

Clay Siegall
Co-Founder17.5yrsUS$14.52m0.31% $80.0m
Todd Simpson
Chief Financial Officer14.58yrsUS$4.49m0.065% $16.9m
Jean Liu
General Counsel5.5yrsUS$3.97m0.013% $3.4m
Roger Dansey
Chief Medical Officer2yrsUS$6.72m0.0013% $333.2k
Vaughn Himes
Chief Technology Officer3.75yrsUS$3.95m0.080% $20.9m
Peggy Pinkston
VP of Investor Relations & Executive Director of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Natasha Hernday
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development9.08yrsno datano data
Matt Skelton
Vice President of Marketing4.5yrsno datano data
Christopher Pawlowicz
Executive Vice President of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Charles Romp
Executive Vice President of Commercialno datano data0.0090% $2.4m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SGEN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Clay Siegall
Co-Founder17.5yrsUS$14.52m0.31% $80.0m
John Orwin
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$442.77k0.013% $3.3m
David Gryska
Independent Director15.17yrsUS$445.63k0.026% $6.8m
Daniel Welch
Independent Director12.92yrsUS$431.04k0.030% $7.9m
Felix Baker
Lead Independent Director15.17yrsUS$482.74k0.12% $30.3m
Marc Lippman
Independent Director19.92yrsUS$427.60k0.074% $19.3m
Srinivas Akkaraju
Independent Director16.83yrsUS$421.31k0.021% $5.6m
Nancy Simonian
Independent Director8.17yrsUS$435.63k0.013% $3.3m
Alpna Seth
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$433.04kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SGEN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.2 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SGEN insiders have only sold shares 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 7.3%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Seattle Genetics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • Ticker: SGEN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$26.234b
  • Shares outstanding: 173.10m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • 21823 30th Drive SE
  • Bothell
  • Washington
  • 98021
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SGENNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 2001
SGTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMar 2001


Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of cancer in the United States and internationally. The company markets ADCETRIS, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) for the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma or CD30-positive T-cell lymphomas; and PADCEV, an ADC composed of an anti-Nectin-4 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of metastatic urothelial cancers. It also develops Tucatinib, an investigational oral, small molecule TKI for HER2, a growth factor receptor; and Tisotumab Vedotin, an ADC composed of a human antibody that binds to tissue factor to treat various solid tumors, including cervical, ovarian, prostate, and bladder. In addition, the company develops ladiratuzumab vedotin, an ADC targeting LIV-1 and metastatic triple-negative breast cancer; SEA-BCMA, a clinical-stage non-fucosylated BCMA-directed antibody for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Seattle Genetics, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Agensys, Inc.; Genmab A/S; and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Seattle Genetics, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/29 07:38
End of Day Share Price2020/05/28 00:00
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.