Analysts Expected a Profit of 0.02 Per Share For DURECT Corporation (DRRX)

DURECT Corporation (DRRX) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is James E. Brown President, Chief Executive Officer and Director with 1,764,530 shares. The second-largest direct holder is David R. Hoffmann Chairman of the Board, with 120,000 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 85,000 shares of DRRX is Simon X. Benito Independent Director.

Now turning to institutional ownership of DURECT Corporation (DRRX), Bleichroeder LP is the top holder with 26.48 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Lion Point Capital LP with 18.75 million shares. In the third-place spot with 8.19 million shares is Ingalls & Snyder LLC.

This company’s stock price was $2.19 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1066648. Compare that to its average daily volume of 784.63K. Given the fact that this stock has 188.73M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $413.32M. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.73. Its Price to Sales ratio is 18.37, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 7.26, and its Price to Book ratio is 19.91.

DRRX stock has achieved a 5-day range of $1.90 to $2.22, with a total performance of +12.31% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $1.72 to $2.22, generating a +19.02% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +31.93%, trading in the range of $1.56 to $2.46.

In the past 5 days, shares of DRRX have made a new high 4 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 5 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 7 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at -0.01. This is a -0.03 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.02, amounting to an earnings surprise of -150.00%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was -0.04, making for an earnings surprise of 0.00%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at -0.04, generating a 20.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $-25.32 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-3.69 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $-19.75 million for the year, compared to $-1.34 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly $93000.0, compared to $69000.0, and Free Cash flow was $-19.84 million compared to the prior year’s $-1.41 million.

DURECT Corporation (DRRX) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 2/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 2.05, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.25, a Debt to Equity ratio of 1.26 and a Debt to EBITDA of -1.34. The Piotroski F-Score is 2, its Altman Z-Score is -4.07 and its Beneish M-Score is 5.93.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 2/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of -98.12, a Net Margin of -105.07, a ROE of -112.22, and a ROC of -452.42.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for DRRX, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 27.38 and its Price to Median PS Value is 2.19. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for DRRX is now 0.00.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for DRRX is sitting at 1.72, while its Current Ratio is 1.81. This stock’s PB Ratio is 19.21, its PS Ratio is 17.25. Similarly.