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AmerisourceBergen is a medical distribution business based in the US. AmerisourceBergen stocks (ABC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $121.69 – an increase of 5.53% over the previous week. AmerisourceBergen employs 38,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $229.7 billion.

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AmerisourceBergen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-27.
Latest market close$148.46
52-week range$109.83 - $166.68
50-day moving average $152.57
200-day moving average $137.58
Wall St. target price$172.17
PE ratio 18.1093
Dividend yield $1.8 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.20

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Is it a good time to buy AmerisourceBergen stock?

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AmerisourceBergen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $148.46 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 5.53%
1 month (2022-05-27) -5.36%
3 months (2022-03-25) -4.03%
6 months (2021-12-27) 12.55%
1 year (2021-06-25) 27.61%
2 years (2020-06-26) 49.69%
3 years (2019-06-27) 73.37%
5 years (2017-06-27) 55.41%

Is AmerisourceBergen under- or over-valued?

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

AmerisourceBergen's P/E ratio

AmerisourceBergen'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, AmerisourceBergen 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.

AmerisourceBergen's PEG ratio

AmerisourceBergen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3709. 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 AmerisourceBergen's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AmerisourceBergen's EBITDA

AmerisourceBergen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.6 billion.

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

AmerisourceBergen financials

Revenue TTM $229.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.27%
Gross profit TTM $6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.5%
Return on equity TTM 43.24%
Profit margin 0.75%
Book value $2.63
Market capitalisation $31.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AmerisourceBergen'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 AmerisourceBergen.

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

AmerisourceBergen's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 8.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AmerisourceBergen's overall score of 8.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

AmerisourceBergen's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.11/100

AmerisourceBergen's social score

Social score: 5.01/100

AmerisourceBergen's governance score

Governance score: 1.78/100

AmerisourceBergen's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AmerisourceBergen scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that AmerisourceBergen hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

AmerisourceBergen share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.58% of net profits

Recently AmerisourceBergen has paid out, on average, around 17.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AmerisourceBergen shareholders could enjoy a 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AmerisourceBergen's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

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

AmerisourceBergen's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AmerisourceBergen's shares ever split?

AmerisourceBergen's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 June 2009. 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 AmerisourceBergen shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AmerisourceBergen shares which in turn could have impacted AmerisourceBergen's share price.

AmerisourceBergen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AmerisourceBergen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $109.8324 up to $166.6827. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AmerisourceBergen's is 0.4519. This would suggest that AmerisourceBergen's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AmerisourceBergen overview

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. Its Pharmaceutical Distribution segment distributes brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. It also provides pharmacy management, staffing, and other consulting services; supply management software to retail and institutional healthcare providers; and packaging solutions to various institutional and retail healthcare providers. In addition, this segment distributes plasma and other blood products, injectable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other specialty products; provides other services primarily to physicians who specialize in various disease states, primarily oncology, as well as to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics; and offers data analytics, outcomes research, and additional services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company's Other segment provides integrated manufacturer services, such as clinical trial support, product post-approval, and commercialization support; specialty transportation and logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry; and sells pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, micro feed ingredients, and various other products to customers in the companion animal and production animal markets, as well as demand-creating sales force services to manufacturers. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. .

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