About Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR)
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a lipid management company. The Company is a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing once-daily, oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). With a targeted mechanism of action, bempedoic acid, the Company's lead product candidate, is an orally available, once-daily adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-citrate lyase (ACL) inhibitor that reduces cholesterol biosynthesis and lowers elevated levels of LDL-C by up-regulating the LDL receptor, but with reduced potential for muscle-related side effects. In addition to bempedoic acid as monotherapy, the Company is also developing bempedoic acid in a fixed dose combination with ezetimibe, an approved, non-statin, oral, LDL-C lowering therapy. As of December 31, 2016, the Company was engaged in conducting its global Phase III clinical development program for bempedoic acid.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Trailing P/E Ratio-10.5427200246154
Forward P/E Ratio-13.31
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$9.34 per share
Price / Book8.06
Return on Equity-76.84%
Return on Assets-67.42%
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Esperion Therapeutics' stock symbol?
Esperion Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ESPR."
How were Esperion Therapeutics' earnings last quarter?
Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 20th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.44) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.80) by $0.36. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.29) earnings per share. View Esperion Therapeutics' Earnings History.
When will Esperion Therapeutics make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Esperion Therapeutics' stock going? Where will Esperion Therapeutics' stock price be in 2018?
12 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Esperion Therapeutics' shares. Their forecasts range from $64.00 to $153.00. On average, they anticipate Esperion Therapeutics' share price to reach $90.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Esperion Therapeutics.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Esperion Therapeutics stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Esperion Therapeutics stock:
- 1. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We see numerous reasons for our new positive bias, including: A path forward for both BA and a BA+ezetimibe (BA+eze) fixed dose combo (FDC) has been confirmed by the FDA. A definition of statin intolerance has also been agreed on by the FDA. KOLs (e.g. Dr. Nissen) support the need for therapies for patients who are (or believe themselves to be) statin intolerant and refuse statins. CANTOS suggests BA’s high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) lowering effect is highly relevant for CV event reduction and outcomes. Newly-disclosed integrated phase II results suggest sound BA safety. A larger market opportunity results from a pivotal BA phase III design that includes patients “on any statin dose.” Limited use of PCSK9 inhibitors, due to pricing, opens an opportunity. Merck’s (unrated) decision not to file anacetrapib for approval further confirms oral CETP inhibitors as uninteresting assets or competitors." (12/5/2017)
- 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focused on the research, development and commercialization of therapies for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and other cardiometabolic risk factors. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Plymouth, Michigan. " (8/23/2017)
Who are some of Esperion Therapeutics' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Esperion Therapeutics include Hikma Pharmaceutic (HKMPF), Advanced Accelerator Application (AAAP), Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND), Loxo Oncology (LOXO), Array Biopharma (ARRY), TESARO (TSRO), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO), Clovis Oncology (CLVS), Evotec (EVTCY), Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), China Biologic Products (CBPO), Ascendis Pharma A/S (ASND), AnaptysBio (ANAB), Emergent Biosolutions (EBS) and arGEN-X BV (ARGX).
Who are Esperion Therapeutics' key executives?
Esperion Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
- Timothy M. Mayleben, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 56)
- Richard B. Bartram, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer (Age 36)
- Narendra D. Lalwani Ph.D., FAHA, DABT, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development (Age 64)
- Nicole Vitullo MBA, Independent Lead Director (Age 59)
- Jeffrey Berkowitz J.D., Director (Age 51)
- Roger S. Newton Ph.D., FAHA, FACN, Director (Age 66)
- Scott N. Braunstein M.D., Independent Director (Age 53)
- Dov A. Goldstein M.D., Independent Director (Age 49)
Has Esperion Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about ESPR stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Esperion Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 42.92 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
Who are Esperion Therapeutics' major shareholders?
Esperion Therapeutics' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Meditor Group Ltd (8.87%), BlackRock Inc. (5.75%),
DOMAIN PARTERS VII L P
ALTA PARTNERS VIII, L.P.
ALTA PARTNERS VIII, L.P.
(2.70%) and Wasatch Advisors Inc. (2.65%). Company insiders that own Esperion Therapeutics stock include Dov A Md Goldstein, Gilbert S Omenn, Mark E Mcgovern, Narendra D Lalwani, Nicole Vitullo and Timothy M Mayleben. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Esperion Therapeutics.
Which major investors are selling Esperion Therapeutics stock?
ESPR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Discovery Capital Management LLC CT, Quantitative Investment Management LLC, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Wasatch Advisors Inc., BlackRock Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC and EAM Investors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Esperion Therapeutics company stock in the last year include Dov A Md Goldstein and Nicole Vitullo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esperion Therapeutics.
Which major investors are buying Esperion Therapeutics stock?
ESPR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Hamilton Lane Advisors LLC, Ascend Capital LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Meditor Group Ltd, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. Company insiders that have bought Esperion Therapeutics stock in the last two years include Gilbert S Omenn, Mark E Mcgovern, Narendra D Lalwani and Timothy M Mayleben. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esperion Therapeutics.
How do I buy shares of Esperion Therapeutics?
Shares of ESPR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Esperion Therapeutics' stock price today?
One share of ESPR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.32.
How big of a company is Esperion Therapeutics?
Esperion Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-166,980,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($7.02) on an earnings per share basis. Esperion Therapeutics employs 57 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Esperion Therapeutics?
Esperion Therapeutics' mailing address is 3891 RANCHERO DRIVE SUITE 150, ANN ARBOR MI, 48108. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 734-887-3903 or via email at [email protected]
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Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.83||2.75||2.67||2.62|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
7 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$90.67||$76.33||$61.17||$55.21|
|Price Target Upside: ||20.38% upside||1.12% downside||7.07% upside||12.05% upside|
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Consensus Price Target History
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/21/2016 forward)
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ ESPR) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($5.51)
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
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Dividend History for Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ ESPR) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 32.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.66%
Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ ESPR) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|1/25/2018||Nicole Vitullo||Director||Sell||11,674||$71.79||$838,076.46||3,177|| |
|12/6/2017||Nicole Vitullo||Director||Sell||9,326||$53.85||$502,205.10||2,472|| |
|3/22/2017||Dov A Md Goldstein||Director||Sell||800,000||$41.66||$33,328,000.00|| |
|3/21/2017||Gilbert S Omenn||Director||Buy||1,000||$42.26||$42,260.00||10,000|| |
|11/1/2016||Narendra D Lalwani||COO||Buy||5,000||$9.93||$49,650.00||5,000|| |
|7/6/2016||Mark E Mcgovern||Director||Buy||5,000||$10.00||$50,000.00||600|| |
|5/4/2016||Timothy M Mayleben||CEO||Buy||7,000||$14.85||$103,950.00||41,614|| |
|3/1/2016||Gilbert S Omenn||Director||Buy||5,000||$15.28||$76,400.00||10,000|| |
|1/27/2016||Timothy M Mayleben||CEO||Buy||3,600||$15.88||$57,168.00||34,614|| |
|1/15/2016||Timothy M Mayleben||CEO||Buy||7,200||$14.08||$101,376.00||31,014|| |
|4/24/2015||Dov A Md Goldstein||Director||Sell||217,469||$108.22||$23,534,495.18|| |
|11/18/2014||Patrick G Enright||Director||Sell||487,130||$32.78||$15,968,121.40|| |
|10/21/2014||Parters Vii L P Domain||Major Shareholder||Buy||500,000||$20.00||$10,000,000.00|| |
|10/7/2014||Longitude Capital Partners, Ll||Major Shareholder||Sell||11,927||$30.04||$358,287.08|| |
|7/1/2013||Brian H Dovey||Major Shareholder||Buy||285,714||$14.00||$3,999,996.00|| |
|7/1/2013||Daniel Janney||Director||Buy||235,714||$14.00||$3,299,996.00|| |
|7/1/2013||Roger S Newton||Chairman||Buy||42,346||$14.00||$592,844.00|| |
|7/1/2013||Timothy M Mayleben||CEO||Buy||5,000||$14.00||$70,000.00|| |
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