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How to buy DaVita (DVA) stock

Learn how to easily invest in DaVita stock.

DaVita Inc
NYSE: DVA - USD
MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES
$118.99
-$1.36 (-1.13%)

DaVita Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. DaVita shares (DVA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. DaVita employs 67,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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DaVita stock price (NYSE: DVA)

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DaVita shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$120.28
52-week range$80.85 - $129.59
50-day moving average $121.32
200-day moving average $115.42
Wall St. target price$126.88
PE ratio 18.567
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.47

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DaVita price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $120.28 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -1.26%
3 months (2021-04-28) 6.15%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is DaVita under- or over-valued?

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

DaVita's P/E ratio

DaVita's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, DaVita shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

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

DaVita's PEG ratio

DaVita's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9424. 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 DaVita's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

DaVita's EBITDA

DaVita's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.

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

DaVita financials

Revenue TTM $11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.8%
Gross profit TTM $3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.05%
Return on equity TTM 33.14%
Profit margin 6.69%
Book value $11.66
Market capitalisation $12.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting DaVita shares

There are currently 2.4 million DaVita shares held short by investors – that's known as DaVita's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% down from 2.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting DaVita shares can be evaluated.

DaVita's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

DaVita's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of DaVita shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of DaVita shares traded daily (recently around 596508.29145729). DaVita's SIR currently stands at 3.98. In other words for every 100,000 DaVita shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3980 shares are currently held short.

However DaVita's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of DaVita shares, or, against the total number of tradable DaVita shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case DaVita's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 DaVita shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable DaVita shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against DaVita.

Find out more about how you can short DaVita stock.

DaVita'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 DaVita.

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

DaVita's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and DaVita's overall score of 20.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like DaVita 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.).

DaVita's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.6/100

DaVita's environmental score of 2.6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that DaVita is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

DaVita's social score

Social score: 10.68/100

DaVita's social score of 10.68 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that DaVita is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

DaVita's governance score

Governance score: 7.8/100

DaVita's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that DaVita is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

DaVita's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

DaVita Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.07
Total ESG percentile 24.1
Environmental score 2.6
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.68
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 7.8
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

DaVita share dividends

We're not expecting DaVita to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have DaVita's shares ever split?

DaVita's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 September 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your DaVita shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for DaVita shares which in turn could have impacted DaVita's share price.

DaVita share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, DaVita's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.85 up to $129.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DVA.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 DaVita's is 1.2894. This would suggest that DaVita's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

DaVita overview

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers. In addition, the company provides disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and comprehensive care services. As of December 31, 2020, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,816 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 204,200 patients; and operated 321 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside of the United States serving approximately 36,700 patients. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of DaVita is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.933% of DaVita shares are held by insiders and 91.917% by institutions.
How many people work for DaVita?
Latest data suggests 67,000 work at DaVita.
When does the fiscal year end for DaVita?
DaVita's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is DaVita based?
DaVita's address is: 2000 16th Street, Denver, CO, United States, 80202
What is DaVita's ISIN number?
DaVita's international securities identification number is: US23918K1088
What is DaVita's CUSIP number?
DaVita's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 23918K108

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