Analysts Expected a Profit of 0.82 Per Share For Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Juan Ramon Alaix Chief Executive Officer and Director with 96,013 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Catherine A. Knupp Executive Vice President and President, Research and Development, with 50,053 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 37,377 shares of ZTS is Kristin C. Peck Director, Executive Vice President and Group President, U.S. Operations, Business Development and Strategy.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 36.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 21.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 19.0 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $121.03 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 3852207. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.98M. Given the fact that this stock has 487.39M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $58.99B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.87. Its Price to Sales ratio is 9.76, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 33.21, and its Price to Book ratio is 24.01.

ZTS stock has achieved a 5-day range of $119.81 to $129.18, with a total performance of -5.39% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $119.81 to $130.20, generating a -4.00% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +0.12%, trading in the range of $119.52 to $130.20.

In the past 5 days, shares of ZTS have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 5 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 9 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.9. This is a 0.08 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.82, amounting to an earnings surprise of 9.80%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.79, making for an earnings surprise of 11.40%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 0.79, generating a 2.60% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $1.0 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $862.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.0 billion for the year, compared to $1.0 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$338.0 million, compared to -$224.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $1.0 billion compared to the prior year’s $1.0 billion.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 5/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.27, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.22, a Debt to Equity ratio of 2.74 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.91. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 8.44, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 6.03 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.57.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 31.26, a Net Margin of 22.74, a ROE of 62.49, and a ROC of 57.54.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for ZTS, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.89. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for ZTS is now 1.88. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 21.45.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for ZTS is sitting at 2.87, while its Current Ratio is 4.17 and its PEG Ratio is 2.16. This stock’s PB Ratio is 24.22, its PS Ratio is 9.67, its Forward PE Ratio is 30.4, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 42.61. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 36.83, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 40.06 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 31.84.