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

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX): $268.48

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  • Quality is the dimension where VRTX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 97.64% of US stocks.
  • VRTX's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • VRTX ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

VRTX Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $65,675,694,744, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc has a greater market value than 95.89% of US stocks.
  • VRTX's went public 30.7 years ago, making it older than 83.44% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 8.81% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc are MU, LRCX, BPMC, SRPT, and SGMO.
  • Visit VRTX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

VRTX Valuation Summary

  • VRTX's price/sales ratio is 7.8; this is 105.26% higher than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, VRTX's price/earnings ratio has gone up 70.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, VRTX's price/sales ratio has gone down 26.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for VRTX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
VRTX 2021-08-31 7.8 5.7 26.1 18.9
VRTX 2021-08-30 7.7 5.6 26.0 18.8
VRTX 2021-08-27 7.8 5.6 26.0 18.9
VRTX 2021-08-26 7.7 5.6 25.8 18.7
VRTX 2021-08-25 7.8 5.7 26.2 19.0
VRTX 2021-08-24 7.8 5.6 26.0 18.9

VRTX Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 75.44%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 478.34%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 63.35%.
Over the past 70 months, VRTX's revenue has gone up $6,282,493,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 6,414.881 3,358.862 2,762.032
2020-12-31 6,205.683 3,253.505 2,711.647
2020-09-30 5,991.128 3,207.981 2,690.691

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 $268.48 52-week high $292.75
Prev. close $268.35 52-week low $176.36
Day low $263.78 Volume 1,622,100
Day high $270.98 Avg. volume 1,727,101
50-day MA $262.99 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $220.66 Market Cap 68.67B

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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Latest VRTX News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate VRTX as an investment opportunity.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Shares Up as Business Expands

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) shares are up more than 27% over the past three months, after earnings rebounded from a 2021 second-quarter slump, created by higher research and development costs for certain collaborations.The company's fundamentals appear to be solid, as sales and earnings are growing on continued strong progress in the company's business. So, I'm bullish on this stock.Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology developer of treatments for patients affected with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited disease that causes severe damage to the respiratory, digestive tract and other organs.The company markets Kaftrio in Europe and other non-U.S. countries, and Trikafta in the U.S.

Alberto Abaterusso on TipRanks | February 27, 2022

VIR Q4 Earnings Beat on Higher Revenues From Covid Treatment

VIR beat earnings estimates in the fourth quarter on higher sotrovimab revenues for COVID-19 patients.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Why Is Vertex (VRTX) Up 0.9% Since Last Earnings Report?

Vertex (VRTX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Radius (RDUS) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Surpass Estimates

Radius (RDUS) beats on earnings and sales in the fourth quarter. The guidance is disappointing.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Aerie (AERI) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y

Aerie (AERI) beats earnings and sales estimates for the fourth quarter of 2021. AERI's shares increase in the after-market trading session following the news.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

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VRTX Price Returns

1-mo -1.18%
3-mo 16.60%
6-mo 46.24%
1-year 28.61%
3-year 56.30%
5-year 123.88%
YTD 22.26%
2021 -7.08%
2020 7.94%
2019 32.13%
2018 10.58%
2017 103.42%

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