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How to buy Danaher Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Danaher Corporation stock.

Danaher Corporation is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Danaher Corporation shares (DHR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Danaher Corporation employs 78,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $31.2 billion.

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Danaher Corporation stock price (NYSE: DHR)

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Danaher Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-24.
Latest market close$271.58
52-week range$233.03 - $303.24
50-day moving average $265.91
200-day moving average $265.66
Wall St. target price$305.95
PE ratio 29.7189
Dividend yield $0.96 (0.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.07

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Danaher Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $271.58 from 2023-01-24

1 week (2023-01-15) N/A
1 month (2022-12-22) N/A
3 months (2022-10-25) 7.83%
6 months (2022-07-26) -1.78%
1 year (2022-01-26) 1.80%
2 years (2021-01-26) 16.07%
3 years (2020-01-24) 67.38%
5 years (2018-01-26) 161.64%

Is Danaher Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Danaher Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Danaher Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Danaher Corporation's P/E ratio

Danaher Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Danaher Corporation shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Danaher Corporation's PEG ratio

Danaher Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2365. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Danaher Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Danaher Corporation's EBITDA

Danaher Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Danaher Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Danaher Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $31.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.69%
Gross profit TTM $18.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.61%
Return on equity TTM 14.96%
Profit margin 21.65%
Book value $62.26
Market capitalisation $196.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Danaher Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Danaher Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Danaher Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Danaher Corporation's overall score of 32.72 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 66th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Danaher Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Danaher Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.13/100

Danaher Corporation's environmental score of 4.13 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Danaher Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Danaher Corporation's social score

Social score: 17.73/100

Danaher Corporation's social score of 17.73 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Danaher Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Danaher Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.86/100

Danaher Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Danaher Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Danaher Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Danaher Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Danaher Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Danaher Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.72
Total ESG percentile 65.84
Environmental score 4.13
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 17.73
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.86
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Danaher Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.29% of net profits

Recently Danaher Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Danaher Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Danaher Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

While Danaher Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Danaher Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Danaher Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Danaher Corporation's shares ever split?

Danaher Corporation's shares were split on a 1319:1000 basis on 4 July 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1319 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Danaher Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 24.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Danaher Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Danaher Corporation's share price.

Danaher Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Danaher Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $233.0263 up to $303.2421. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DHR.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Danaher Corporation's is 0.8165. This would suggest that Danaher Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Danaher Corporation overview

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and Environmental & Applied Solutions. The Life Sciences segment provides mass spectrometers; flow cytometry, genomics, lab automation, centrifugation, particle counting and characterization; microscopes; genomics consumables; and Gene and Cell Therapy. This segment also offers bioprocess technologies, consumables, and services; and filtration, separation, and purification technologies to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical, and life sciences companies, as well as universities, medical schools and research institutions, and various industrial manufacturers. The Diagnostics segment provides chemistry, immunoassay, microbiology, and automation systems, as well as hematology, molecular, acute care, and pathology diagnostics products. This segment offers clinical instruments, reagents, consumables, software, and services for hospitals, physicians' offices, reference laboratories, and other critical care settings. The Environmental & Applied Solutions segment offers instrumentation, consumables, software, services, and disinfection systems to analyze, treat, and manage ultra-pure, potable, industrial, waste, ground, source, and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Danaher Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.961% of Danaher Corporation shares are held by insiders and 80.781% by institutions.
How many people work for Danaher Corporation?
Latest data suggests 78,000 work at Danaher Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Danaher Corporation?
Danaher Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Danaher Corporation based?
Danaher Corporation's address is: 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, United States, 20037-1701
What is Danaher Corporation's ISIN number?
Danaher Corporation's international securities identification number is: US2358511028
What is Danaher Corporation's CUSIP number?
Danaher Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 235851110

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