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

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX): $350.15

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VRTX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $350.15 52-week high $387.42
Prev. close $353.95 52-week low $282.21
Day low $348.46 Volume 1,394,500
Day high $354.35 Avg. volume 1,196,033
50-day MA $360.78 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $341.75 Market Cap 90.23B

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  • VRTX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 98.19% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for VRTX is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • VRTX ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 15th percentile.

VRTX Stock Summary

  • VRTX has a higher market value than 97.36% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $90,488,026,893.
  • VRTX's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 395.65 -- higher than 92.13% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 8.79% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be LRCX, MU, REGN, ANET, and NXPI.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 26.5; this is 0.19% lower than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, VRTX's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for VRTX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
VRTX 2023-11-20 9.5 5.6 26.5 18.7
VRTX 2023-11-17 9.4 5.5 26.0 18.4
VRTX 2023-11-16 9.2 5.4 25.5 17.9
VRTX 2023-11-15 9.3 5.5 25.9 18.3
VRTX 2023-11-14 9.9 5.8 27.5 19.5
VRTX 2023-11-13 10.1 5.9 28.1 20.0

VRTX Growth Metrics

    Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 23.89%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 30.02%.
  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -11.26%.
Over the past 34 months, VRTX's revenue has gone up $4,111,207,000.

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
2022-12-31 8,930.7 4,129.9 3,322
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

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)

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

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FDA approves Vertex, CRISPR gene therapy for sickle cell disease (update)

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Vertex, CRISPR Therapeutics Get FDA Approval for First CRISPR Gene-Editing Therapy in US

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics received regulatory approval for the first gene-editing therapy using CRISPR technology in the U.S.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

Crispr Stock Whipsaws Lower After FDA Approves Gene-Editing Treatment

Crispr stock crashed after FDA approved a groundbreaking gene-editing treatment. CRSP stock was last off around 11%.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

FDA approves gene-editing therapy for sickle cell disease

The FDA approved gene-editing therapy Casgevy to treat sickle cell disease. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP), the one-time treatment harnesses gene editing advancements. Vertex CEO Dr. Reshma Kewalramani says the approach involves extracting a patient's stem cells, correcting the defect in those cells using CRISPR gene editing tools, then re-infusing the edited cells into the patient - relieving painful symptoms. Patients who undergo this $2.2 million procedure may eliminate painful sickle cell crises called VOC's. Kewalramani contrasts the cost against the $4-6 million lifetime price tag for conventional sickle cell management. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

Vertex, Bluebird Both Get FDA Approval for Sickle Cell Gene Therapies

(Bloomberg) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first gene editing therapy using Crispr technology on Friday, a collaboration between Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Crispr Therapeutics AG for treating sickle cell disease.Most Read from BloombergApps That Use AI to Undress Women in Photos Soaring in UseThe Record Rush to Buy a Rolex or a Patek Philippe Is OverAmericans Rush to Portugal Ahead of Changes to Expat Tax BreaksCarlyle’s Rubenstein Is in Talks to Acquire Baltimore Oriol

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

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VRTX Price Returns

1-mo -6.29%
3-mo 0.84%
6-mo 2.35%
1-year 12.15%
3-year 56.29%
5-year 102.13%
YTD 21.25%
2022 31.50%
2021 -7.08%
2020 7.94%
2019 32.13%
2018 10.58%

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