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Walgreens Boots AllianceBOVESPA:WGBA34 Stock Report

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02 Dec, 2021


Company Financials +
WGBA34 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health4/6

WGBA34 Stock Overview

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Competitors






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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Walgreens Boots Alliance
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$123.96
52 Week HighUS$161.80
52 Week LowUS$101.55
1 Month Change-6.88%
3 Month Change-7.24%
1 Year Change13.56%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO15.08%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WGBA34BR Consumer RetailingBR Market

Return vs Industry: WGBA34 exceeded the BR Consumer Retailing industry which returned -26.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WGBA34 exceeded the BR Market which returned -12.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WGBA34's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WGBA34 volatility
WGBA34 Average Weekly Movement4.9%
Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in BR Market10.5%
10% least volatile stocks in BR Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: WGBA34 is less volatile than 75% of BR stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WGBA34's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1901258,500Roz Brewer

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through two segments, the United States and International. The United States segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, wellness, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Fundamentals Summary

How do Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WGBA34 fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$37.84b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.99b
Revenue (TTM)US$132.51b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WGBA34 income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$104.44b
Gross ProfitUS$28.07b

Last Reported Earnings

Aug 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.30
Gross Margin21.18%
Net Profit Margin1.50%
Debt/Equity Ratio37.3%

How did WGBA34 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Walgreens Boots Alliance undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WGBA34 (R$123.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value (R$363.14)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WGBA34 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WGBA34 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19x) compared to the BR Consumer Retailing industry average (18.2x).

PE vs Market: WGBA34 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19x) compared to the BR market (9.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WGBA34 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WGBA34 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the BR Consumer Retailing industry average (1.7x).

Future Growth

How is Walgreens Boots Alliance forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WGBA34's forecast earnings growth (16.4% per year) is above the savings rate (9.1%).

Earnings vs Market: WGBA34's earnings (16.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the BR market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WGBA34's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WGBA34's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the BR market (7.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WGBA34's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WGBA34's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.1%).

Past Performance

How has Walgreens Boots Alliance performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WGBA34 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WGBA34's current net profit margins (1.5%) are higher than last year (0.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WGBA34's earnings have declined by 24.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WGBA34's earnings growth over the past year (1014%) exceeds its 5-year average (-24.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WGBA34 earnings growth over the past year (1014%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 60.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WGBA34's Return on Equity (8.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Walgreens Boots Alliance's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WGBA34's short term assets ($15.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($22.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: WGBA34's short term assets ($15.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($35.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WGBA34's net debt to equity ratio (32.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WGBA34's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.4% to 37.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WGBA34's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (61.6%).

Interest Coverage: WGBA34's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Walgreens Boots Alliance current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WGBA34's dividend (4.37%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the BR market (1.29%).

High Dividend: WGBA34's dividend (4.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the BR market (5.83%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WGBA34's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WGBA34's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (81.5%), WGBA34's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WGBA34's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (38.5% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Roz Brewer (59 yo)



Ms. Rosalind Gates Brewer, also known as Roz, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. since March 15, 2021. She serves as a Member of The Diversified Advisory Group...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WGBA34's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: WGBA34's board of directors are considered experienced (8.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
  • Ticker: WGBA34
  • Exchange: BOVESPA
  • Founded: 1901
  • Industry: Drug Retail
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: US$37.845b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$212.838b
  • Shares outstanding: 865.61m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
  • 108 Wilmot Road
  • Deerfield
  • Illinois
  • 60015
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/02 22:58
End of Day Share Price2021/12/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/08/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.