Argos Therapeutics, Inc. :ARGS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 15, 2016

Argos Therapeutics, Inc. reports financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

We analyze the earnings along side the following peers of Argos Therapeutics, Inc. – Amgen Inc., Fortress Biotech, Inc., Chemocentryx, Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (AMGN-US, FBIO-US, CCXI-US, PFE-US and GILD-US) that have also reported for this period.


  • Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 0.49 million, Net Earnings of USD -12.61 million.
  • Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as one-time items.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income growth:

2015-06-30 2015-09-30 2015-12-31 2016-03-31 2016-06-30
Relevant Numbers (Quarterly)
Revenues (mil) 0.11 0.16 0.07 0.15 0.49
Revenue Growth (%YOY) -77.3 -60.28 -75.67 -18.09 355.01
Earnings (mil) -19.6 -20.08 -17.56 -12.82 -12.61
Earnings Growth (%YOY) -63.6 -32.96 -8.25 26.93 35.7
Net Margin (%) -18255.55 -12679.95 -23786.77 -8755.22 -2579.85
EPS -0.95 -0.97 -0.84 -0.57 -0.48
Return on Equity (%) -798.9 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Return on Assets (%) -153.39 -172.23 -186.19 -138.81 -92.36

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Market Share Versus Profits

Revenues History
Earnings History

ARGS-US‘s change in revenue this period compared to the same period last year of 355.01% is almost the same as its change in earnings, and is about average among the announced results thus far in its peer group, suggesting that ARGS-US is holding onto its market share. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by 233.71% and earnings by 1.67% compared to the immediate last period.

Revenues Growth Versus Earnings Growth


The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating (EBIT) margins from -17,586.95% to -2,469.09% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now -2,579.85% compared to -18,255.55% for the same period last year.

EBIT Margin Versus PreTax Margin
EBIT Margin History
PreTax Margin History

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Company Profile

Argos Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases based on its proprietary technology platform called Arcelis. Its product candidates include AGS-003 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, or mRCC, and other cancers; and AGS-004 for the treatment of HIV. Argos Therapeutics was founded by Ralph Steinman on May 8, 1997 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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