Why MAP Pharmaceuticals Is Poised to Plunge

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drug developer MAP Pharmaceuticals (UNKNOWN: MAPP.DL  ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MAP and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

MAP facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (2003)

Market Cap

$544.5 million

Industry

Pharmaceuticals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.6 million

Management

CEO Timothy Nelson (since 2005)
Co-Founder/Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Thomas Armer (since 2003)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

(57.4%)

Cash/Debt

$114.2 million / $0

Competitors

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK  )
Merck (NYSE: MRK  )
Par Pharmaceutical Companies

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 34% of the 96 members who have rated MAP believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star BlacknGold, succinctly summed up the MAP bear case for our community:

MAP has no revenue and is losing large amounts of money each quarter (four in a row now). Before the recent financing deal it was worth less than $14 million on paper. Even now it's worth less than $60 million, which doesn't support a $540 million market cap.

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