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Motley Fool Guru Analysis for Novavax, Inc.

Assessments & Analysis Based on November 4, 2015 close price: $8.05

for the Small Cap Growth Investor based on the criteria of Motley Fool. Return to NVAX Guru Analysis

PROFIT MARGIN: [FAIL]
RELATIVE STRENGTH: [PASS]
COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR: [FAIL]
INSIDER HOLDINGS: [FAIL]
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: [FAIL]
PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY: [FAIL]
R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES: [NEUTRAL]
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: [FAIL]
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES: [PASS]
LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: [PASS]
"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH): [FAIL]
AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: [FAIL]
SALES: [PASS]
DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME: [FAIL]
PRICE: [FAIL]
INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE: [FAIL]

Detailed Analysis

Guru Score: 52%


PROFIT MARGIN: [FAIL]

This methodology seeks companies with a minimum trailing 12 month after tax profit margin of 7%. The companies that pass this criterion have strong positions within their respective industries and offer greater shareholder returns. A true test of the quality of a company is that they can sustain this margin. NVAX's profit margin of -248.08% fails this test.


RELATIVE STRENGTH: [PASS]

The investor must look at the relative strength of the company in question. Companies whose relative strength is 90 or above (that is, the company outperforms 90% or more of the market for the past year), are considered attractive. Companies whose price has been rising much quicker than the market tend to keep rising. NVAX, with a relative strength of 90, satisfies this test.


COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR: [FAIL]

Companies must demonstrate both revenue and net income growth of at least 25% as compared to the prior year. These growth rates give you the dynamic companies that you are looking for. These rates for NVAX (0.00% for EPS, and 69.49% for Sales) are not good enough to pass.


INSIDER HOLDINGS: [FAIL]

NVAX's insiders should own at least 10% (they own 3.35%) of the company's outstanding shares. This does not satisfy the minimum requirement, and companies that do not pass this criteria are less attractive.


CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: [FAIL]

A positive cash flow is typically used for internal expansion, acquisitions, dividend payments, etc. A company that generates rather than consumes cash is in much better shape to fund such...

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