DaVita Inc. (DVA) shares Traded BTW $71.43 to $72.19 in Last % Days: Performance Analysis

DaVita Inc. (DVA) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Javier Rodriguez Director and Chief Executive Officer with 217,727 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Kent J. Thiry Executive Chairman of the Board, with 137,847 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 57,717 shares of DVA is Joel Ackerman Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of DaVita Inc. (DVA), Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) is the top holder with 38.57 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 11.46 million shares. In the third-place spot with 5.56 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $71.93 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1274936. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.92M. Given the fact that this stock has 131.36M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $9.45B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.69. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.84, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 6.98, and its Price to Book ratio is 4.67.

DVA stock has achieved a 5-day range of $71.43 to $73.50, with a total performance of -1.99% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $60.03 to $73.50, generating a +20.81% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +27.60%, trading in the range of $54.08 to $73.50.

In the past 5 days, shares of DVA have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 9 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 13 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.53. This is a 0.29 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.24, amounting to an earnings surprise of 23.40%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.11, making for an earnings surprise of 9.90%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.91, generating a -2.20% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $333.04 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $830.55 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.77 billion for the year, compared to $1.91 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$987.14 million, compared to -$905.25 million, and Free Cash flow was $784.5 million compared to the prior year’s $1.01 billion.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.12, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.13, a Debt to Equity ratio of 4.83 and a Debt to EBITDA of 5.17. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 3.47, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.71 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.7.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 14.72, a Net Margin of 3.68, a ROE of 11.71, and a ROC of 19.03.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for DVA, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.89. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for DVA is now 2.5. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 14.55.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for DVA is sitting at 1.77, while its Current Ratio is 1.81 and its PEG Ratio is 2.56. This stock’s PB Ratio is 4.15, its PS Ratio is 1.03, its Forward PE Ratio is 13.25, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 18.8. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 24.38, its Price to Owner Earnings is 41.6, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 12 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 6.49.