Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX): Price and Financial Metrics

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX): $301.02

-2.76 (-0.91%)

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  • VRTX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.49% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for VRTX is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • VRTX ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 35th percentile.

VRTX Stock Summary

  • VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC's market capitalization of $77,977,729,289 is ahead of 97.23% of US-listed equities.
  • Of note is the ratio of VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 11.64% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The volatility of VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC's share price is greater than that of just 12.76% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to VRTX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MU, LRCX, REGN, AMAT, and INTC.
  • VRTX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC's official web site, go to

VRTX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, VRTX's price/sales ratio is 347.62% higher, now standing at 9.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, VRTX's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 38.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for VRTX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
VRTX 2023-01-30 9.4 6.3 25.1 18.1
VRTX 2023-01-27 9.5 6.3 25.2 18.2
VRTX 2023-01-26 9.5 6.3 25.2 18.1
VRTX 2023-01-25 9.3 6.2 24.7 17.8
VRTX 2023-01-24 9.3 6.2 24.6 17.7
VRTX 2023-01-23 9.2 6.1 24.5 17.6

VRTX Growth Metrics

    The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 242.8%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 298.55%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 143.4%.
VRTX's revenue has moved up $5,871,436,000 over the prior 49 months.

The table below shows VRTX's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 8,700.561 4,046.493 3,273.21
2022-06-30 8,350.425 4,018.212 3,194.638
2022-03-31 7,947.595 2,678.645 2,451.062
2021-12-31 7,574.4 2,643.5 2,342.1
2021-09-30 7,129.659 2,140.039 2,176.18
2021-06-30 6,683.766 2,120.568 1,991.686

VRTX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • VRTX has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 86.88% of graded US stocks.
  • VRTX's asset turnover comes in at 0.564 -- ranking 66th of 681 Pharmaceutical Products stocks.
  • ORGO, MDWD, and CCXI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with VRTX.

The table below shows VRTX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.564 0.879 0.725
2021-03-31 0.565 0.881 1.066
2020-12-31 0.589 0.881 1.053
2020-09-30 0.619 0.880 1.013
2020-06-30 0.618 0.877 0.796
2020-03-31 0.607 0.872 0.605

VRTX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of VRTX, see our VRTX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $258.59 Average Broker Recommendation 1.54 (Moderate Buy)

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VRTX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $301.02 52-week high $325.19
Prev. close $303.78 52-week low $225.28
Day low $300.75 Volume 1,621,400
Day high $306.40 Avg. volume 1,478,522
50-day MA $305.56 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $289.35 Market Cap 77.27B

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) Company Bio

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an American biopharmaceutical company based in Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of the first biotech firms to use an explicit strategy of rational drug design rather than combinatorial chemistry. It maintains headquarters in South Boston, Massachusetts, and three research facilities, in San Diego, California, and Milton Park, near Oxford, England. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) closed at $317.27, marking a -1.8% move from the previous day.

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VRTX Price Returns

1-mo 4.56%
3-mo -2.53%
6-mo 2.41%
1-year 24.41%
3-year 25.03%
5-year 94.03%
YTD 4.24%
2022 31.50%
2021 -7.08%
2020 7.94%
2019 32.13%
2018 10.58%

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