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  • Prev Rank-
  • Location
    La Jolla, Calif.
  • Industry
    Pharmaceuticals
  • Sector
    Health Care
  • F1000 Rank-
  • G500 Rank-
  • Current Streak-

This biotechnology firm generates most of its revenue in two ways—by partnering with other pharmaceutical companies, which pay royalties and license fees for use of Ligand’s drugs, and through sales of the company’s “drug reformulation technology,” Captisol. Acquired by Ligand in 2011, Captisol enables the creation of new/improved drugs by improving the solubility, stability and dosing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (to date, six have been approved by the FDA). It also contributed $19 million of the company’s $49 million total revenues last year, and accounted for just over half of 2013 revenue growth. —N.S.

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Company Information

Location
La Jolla, Calif.
Industry
Pharmaceuticals
Sector
Health Care
Current Streak-

Revenue, Net Income

Revenue Past Four Quarters
53
Net Income Past Four Quarters12

Growth Rates & Ranks

EPS Growth Rank39
EPS 3 yr Annual Growth Rate Pct66
Revenue Growth Rank38
Rev 3 yr Annual Growth Rate33
Total Return 3 yr Annual Rate73
Total Return Rank
7
Beat S&P 3 yr Annual Growth Rate?
yes
P/E current fiscal year profits (est.)
46.4