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How to buy Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA (FMS) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA stock.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
NYSE: FMS - USD
MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES
$40.92
+$0.26 (+0.64%)

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares (FMS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA employs 124,995 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA stock price (NYSE: FMS)

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Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-16.
Latest market close$40.08
52-week range$33.16 - $44.85
50-day moving average $41.20
200-day moving average $39.15
Wall St. target price$39.24
PE ratio 17.9729
Dividend yield $1.34 (3.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.28

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Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA price performance over time

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Is Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA under- or over-valued?

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

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's P/E ratio

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares trade at around 18x 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.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's PEG ratio

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0187. 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 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's EBITDA

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA financials

Revenue TTM $17.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.85%
Gross profit TTM $5.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.2%
Return on equity TTM 10.5%
Profit margin 6.43%
Book value $20.48
Market capitalisation $24 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares

There are currently 468,093 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares held short by investors – that's known as Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 442,593 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares can be evaluated.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares traded daily (recently around 275348.82352941). Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

However Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares, roughly 1 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 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA.

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Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 57.51% of net profits

Recently Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA has paid out, on average, around 57.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shareholders could enjoy a 1.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's case, that would currently equate to about $1.34 per share.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's most recent dividend payout was on 6 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's shares ever split?

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 December 2012. 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 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares which in turn could have impacted Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's share price.

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.155 up to $44.8456. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FMS.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's is 1.009. This would suggest that Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA overview

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA provides dialysis care and related dialysis care services in Germany, North America, and internationally. It offers dialysis treatment and related laboratory and diagnostic services through a network of outpatient dialysis clinics; materials, training, and patient support services comprising clinical monitoring, follow-up assistance, and arranging for delivery of the supplies to the patient's residence; and dialysis services under contract to hospitals in the United States for the hospitalized end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and for patients suffering from acute kidney failure. The company also develops, manufactures, and distributes dialysis products, including polysulfone dialyzers, hemodialysis machines, peritoneal dialysis cyclers, peritoneal dialysis solutions, hemodialysis concentrates, solutions and granulates, bloodlines, renal pharmaceuticals, and systems for water treatment; and non-dialysis products, such as acute cardiopulmonary and apheresis products. In addition, it develops, acquires, and in-licenses renal pharmaceuticals; offers renal medications and supplies to patients at homes or to dialysis clinics; and provides vascular, cardiovascular, endovascular specialty, vascular care ambulatory surgery center, and physician nephrology and cardiology services. The company sells its products to dialysis clinics, hospitals, and specialized treatment clinics directly, as well as through local sales forces, independent distributors, dealers, and sales agents. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 4,092 outpatient dialysis clinics in approximately 150 countries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.005% of Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA shares are held by insiders and 3.29% by institutions.
How many people work for Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA?
Latest data suggests 124,995 work at Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA.
When does the fiscal year end for Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA?
Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA based?
Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's address is: Else-KrOener Strasse 1, Bad Homburg, Germany, 61352
What is Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's ISIN number?
Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's international securities identification number is: US3580291066
What is Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's CUSIP number?
Fresenius Medical Care AG-and-CoKGaA's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 358029106

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