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How to buy Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Meridian Bioscience stocks.

Meridian Bioscience is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Meridian Bioscience stocks (VIVO.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.7 – an increase of 3.35% over the previous week. Meridian Bioscience employs 702 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $313.3 million.

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Meridian Bioscience stock price (NASDAQ:VIVO)

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Meridian Bioscience shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-12.
Latest market close$24.67
52-week range$17.00 - $28.72
50-day moving average $26.07
200-day moving average $21.81
Wall St. target price$30.00
PE ratio 17.4504
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.36

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Is it a good time to buy Meridian Bioscience stock?

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Meridian Bioscience price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.67 from 2022-05-13

1 week (2022-05-06) -5.91%
1 month (2022-04-14) -11.70%
3 months (2022-02-16) -3.10%
6 months (2021-11-16) 21.29%
1 year (2021-05-14) 29.37%
2 years (2020-05-15) 50.06%
3 years (2019-05-16) 122.45%
5 years (2017-05-16) 67.25%

Is Meridian Bioscience under- or over-valued?

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

Meridian Bioscience's P/E ratio

Meridian Bioscience's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Meridian Bioscience shares trade at around 17x 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.

Meridian Bioscience's PEG ratio

Meridian Bioscience's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.33. 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 Meridian Bioscience's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Meridian Bioscience's EBITDA

Meridian Bioscience's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $100.3 million.

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

Meridian Bioscience financials

Revenue TTM $313.3 million
Operating margin TTM 26.98%
Gross profit TTM $201.1 million
Return on assets TTM 11.97%
Return on equity TTM 19.22%
Profit margin 19.14%
Book value $7.93
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Meridian Bioscience share dividends

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

Have Meridian Bioscience's shares ever split?

Meridian Bioscience's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 May 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Meridian Bioscience shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Meridian Bioscience shares which in turn could have impacted Meridian Bioscience's share price.

Meridian Bioscience share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meridian Bioscience's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17 up to $28.72. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meridian Bioscience's is 0.3407. This would suggest that Meridian Bioscience's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Meridian Bioscience overview

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. , a life science company, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells diagnostic test kits primarily for gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels worldwide. The company operates through Diagnostics and Life Science segments. The Diagnostics segment offers testing platforms, including real-time PCR amplification under the Revogene brand; isothermal DNA amplification under the Alethia brand; lateral flow immunoassay using fluorescent chemistry under the Curian brand; rapid immunoassay under the ImmunoCard and ImmunoCard STAT! brands; enzyme-linked immunoassays under the PREMIER brand; anodic stripping voltammetry under the LeadCare brands; and urea breath testing for H. pylori under the BreathID and BreathTek brand. This segment also offers respiratory illness assays, such as tests Group A strep, mycoplasma pneumonia, influenza, and pertussis; and blood chemistry products for LeadCare test kits for the detection of lead in blood. It sells products through direct sales force and independent distributors to acute care hospitals, reference laboratories, outpatient clinics, and physician office laboratories.

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