How to buy AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) is a leading medical distribution business based in the US. AmerisourceBergen Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 21,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$71.109 - $112.48
50-day moving average $101.3039
200-day moving average $100.2558
Wall St. target price$121.13
PE ratio 13.926
Dividend yield $1.76 (1.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.531
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Is it a good time to buy AmerisourceBergen Corporation stock?

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Is AmerisourceBergen Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's P/E ratio

AmerisourceBergen 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 14x. In other words, AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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.

However, AmerisourceBergen Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the medical distribution industry or those of similar companies.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's PEG ratio

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4837. 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 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.

However, it's sensible to consider AmerisourceBergen Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's EBITDA

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.5 billion.

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

To put AmerisourceBergen Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $189.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.09%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.1%
Return on equity TTM -315.71%
Profit margin -1.8%
Book value $18.912
Market capitalisation $22.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ABC.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.6 million AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as AmerisourceBergen Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 2.7 million last month.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 902211.26279863). AmerisourceBergen Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.93. In other words for every 100,000 AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2930 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare AmerisourceBergen Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However AmerisourceBergen Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AmerisourceBergen Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares, roughly 18 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short AmerisourceBergen Corporation stock.

AmerisourceBergen 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation'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 Corporation'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 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare AmerisourceBergen Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.11/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.01/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 1.78/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 8.4
Total ESG percentile 2.5
Environmental score 1.11
Social score 5.01
Governance score 1.78
Level of controversy 3

AmerisourceBergen Corporation share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.77% of net profits

Recently AmerisourceBergen Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AmerisourceBergen Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AmerisourceBergen Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares ever split?

AmerisourceBergen Corporation'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 Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted AmerisourceBergen Corporation's share price.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.109 up to $112.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABC.US volatility(beta: 0.56)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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation's is 0.5636. This would suggest that AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put AmerisourceBergen Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation 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, outsourced compounded sterile preparations, 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 other 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; offers 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 both the companion animal and production animal markets, as well as provides demand-creating sales force services to manufacturers. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.

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