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    Stock Alert for Fibrocell Science Inc. (FCSC)

    Fibrocell Science Inc. (FCSC) is a biotechnology company focused on the development of personalized autologous cell therapies for aesthetic, medical and scientific applications.  The Company’s clinical development product candidates are designed to improve the appearance of skin injured by the effects of aging, sun exposure, acne and burn scars with a patient’s own, or autologous, fibroblast cells produced by its proprietary Fibrocell process. Its clinical development programs encompass both aesthetic and therapeutic indications.

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    Symbol FCSC Revenue, $Mn 0.87 0.94 8.0% 0.21 0.21 0.0%
    Current price $1.23 Gross marg. 29.9% 45.7% 52.8% 52.4% 52.4% 0.0%
    52wk Range: $0.39-$1.79 Oper. margin -1235.1% -5023.4%
    Avg Vol (3m): 892,878 Net margin 6973.6% -1375.5% -119.7% -2261.9% -8133.3% 259.6%
    Market Cap. 38.64M
    Shares Outstanding 30.91M EPS, $ -0.89 -0.69 -22.5% -0.30 -0.80 166.7%

    Source: Reuters.com, SEC Filings.

    Investment Highlights

    Shares in the biotechnology company soared more than 54% yesterday on news that U.S. regulators have approved its smile lines wrinkle treatment laViv (azficel-T). FCSC said the patented technology behind laVív is an advanced process that extracts and multiplies a specific kind of a person’s own skin cells (fibroblasts) to create laVív.  The drug is then injected into the patient to improve the appearance of smile lines.  The Company said that in clinical trials, laVív was well tolerated with the majority of adverse events being injection-site reactions that were of mild to moderate intensity and resolved within one week.

    laVív is the first and only personalized aesthetic cell therapy approved by the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the improvement of the appearance of moderate to severe nasolabial fold smile lines wrinkles in adults, FCSC stated.

    Dr. Robert A. Weiss, clinical associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of Maryland Laser Skin & Vein Institute, and an investigator for the laVív clinical trials, commented in the release saying, “The concept of using a patient’s own collagen-making cells is a revolutionary way to help treat nasolabial fold wrinkles and help restore a fresh appearance.  Since this is a biological process that works over time, laVív is able to provide gradual and natural-looking results.”

    As part of the its on-going commitment to patients and to satisfy a post marketing requirement, FCSC will establish a registry of about 2,700 patients to further evaluate the safety of its cell therapy.  laVív will soon be available through trained clinical investigators in select metropolitan areas. As manufacturing capacity is increased and more physicians are trained, the number of cities served will expand as well.

    FCSC shares hit a fresh 52-week high of $1.79 in yesterday’s trading.  The stock is currently trading above its 50-day moving average of $1.19 and above its 200-day moving average of $0.84.  Market capitalization currently stands at $38.64 million and it has 30.91 million outstanding shares.

    Visit FCSC at www.fibrocellscience.com

    Financial Summary

    FCSC posted revenue of $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2011, unchanged from the first quarter of 2010.

    Net loss for the first quarter of 2011 came in at $17.1 million, up from the prior-year period’s net loss of of $4.7 million.  The Company attributed the increase to the revaluation of the warrant liability and derivative liability associated with the outstanding warrants and preferred stock, respectively, that the Company has issued in its financing transactions.

    Financial Strength (22-June-2011) Company Industry Sector S&P 500
    Quick Ratio (MRQ) 2.85 2.69 2.08 0.71
    Current Ratio (MRQ) 3.07 3.52 2.62 1.03
    LT Debt to Equity (MRQ) 15.22 23.33 136.63
    Total Debt to Equity (MRQ) 19.25 29.50 182.41
    Interest Coverage (TTM) 36.79 5.88 1.61 18.12

    Source: Reuters.com, SEC Filings.

    Analyst Consensus

    This is the consensus forecast among one polled investment analysts. Against the Fibrocell Science Inc company.

    Analyst Detail Buy Outperform Hold Underperform Sell No Opinion
    Latest 0 1 0 0 0 0
    4 weeks ago 0 1 0 0 0 0
    2 months ago 0 1 0 0 0 0
    3 months ago 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Last year 0 0 0 0 0 0

    The one analyst offering a 12-month price target expects FCSC share pcrie to rise to 3.00 in the next year from the last price of 1.16.

    Source: markets.ft.com

    Consensus Estimates Analysis

    # of Estimates Mean High Low 1 Year Ago
    SALES (in millions)
    Quarter Ending Jun-11 1 280.00 280.00 280.00
    Quarter Ending Sep-11 1 1,260.00 1,260.00 1,260.00
    Year Ending Dec-11 1 4,000.00 4,000.00 4,000.00
    Year Ending Dec-12 1 18,229.00 18,229.00 18,229.00
    EARNINGS (per share)
    Quarter Ending Jun-11 1 -0.08 -0.08 -0.08
    Quarter Ending Sep-11 1 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04
    Year Ending Dec-11 1 -0.31 -0.31 -0.31
    Year Ending Dec-12 1 -0.15 -0.15 -0.15

    Technical Analysis

    Source: http://stockcharts.com

    FCSC is within its Bollinger Bands. This is a normal condition suggesting that it is neither overbought nor oversold relative to the recent levels.

    FCSC’s MACD is currently indicating a weak bullish signal. Although the MACD is trending above the signal line, the indicator is still below 0, which suggests that the underlying moving averages are bearish.

    Comparative Analysis

    Company Name Ticker Price per Mrkt. Cap. P/E P/S
    June22-2011 symbol Share, $ $ Mn 2011 2012 2011 2012
    Allergan Inc. AGN 82.14 25.03B 22.57 19.56 4.71 4.34
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. IART 47.75 1.36B 16.08 14.51 1.75 1.64
    Obagi Medical Products Inc. OMPI 9.46 175.33M 12.61 10.17 1.53 1.43
    C.R. Bard Inc. BCR 109.47 9.38B 17.08 15.44 3.20 3.01
    Biotechnology Median 19.23 n/a 10.27 n/a
    Fibrocell Science Inc. FCSC 1.26 38.95M n/a n/a 9.74 2.14

    Source: Thomson Financial

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