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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX)


Price to FCFE (P/FCFE)

Intermediate level


Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., FCFE calculation

US$ in thousands

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Vertex
(Income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
Net noncash charges
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
Expenditures for property and equipment
Purchase of in-process research and development
Payments on finance leases
Proceeds related to capital lease and construction financing lease obligations
Payments on capital lease and construction financing lease obligations
Payments on revolving credit facility
Payments on senior secured term loan
Proceeds from revolving credit facility
Payments of debt issuance costs
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16).

Item Description The company
FCFE Free cash flow to equity is the cash flow available to Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s equity holders after all operating expenses, interest, and principal payments have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s FCFE increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Price to FCFE Ratio, Current

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., current P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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No. shares of common stock outstanding
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in thousands)
FCFE per share
Current share price (P)
Valuation Ratio
P/FCFE
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors1
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
P/FCFE, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13).

1 Click competitor name to see calculations.

If the company P/FCFE is lower then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively undervalued.
Otherwise, if the company P/FCFE is higher then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively overvalued.


Price to FCFE Ratio, Historical

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., historical P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in thousands)2
FCFE per share3
Share price1, 4
Valuation Ratio
P/FCFE5
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors6
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
P/FCFE, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

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3 2019 Calculation
FCFE per share = FCFE ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 Closing price as at the filing date of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Annual Report.

5 2019 Calculation
P/FCFE = Share price ÷ FCFE per share
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6 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/FCFE Price to free cash flow to equity is cash valuation indicator of stockholders’ equity. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s P/FCFE ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly increased from 2018 to 2019.