Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company SciClone Pharmaceuticals
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at SciClone's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Foster City, Calif. (1989)|
|Market Cap||$326.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$158.3 million|
|Management||CEO Dr. Friedhelm Blobel (since 2006)
CFO Gary Titus (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||23.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$81.6 million / $2.5 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 165 members who have rated SciClone believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
What I do like about SciClone is that they've been solidly profitable for the last three quarters and they're using profits to build a stronger cash position. Since dilution seems to be a much more prevalent source of pipeline funding in the baby biotech sector, profitability always gets my attention. The remnants of SciClone's pipeline seem to have died out so a new acquisition is a substantial possibility.
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