Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. More Details
6 star dividend payer and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WBA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WBA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
US Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: WBA exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 15.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WBA exceeded the US Market which returned 33% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StWalgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) has High Debt, but Here is Why They Can Successfully Manage It
2 days ago | Simply Wall StAre Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:WBA) Mixed Financials The Reason For Its Gloomy Performance on The Stock Market?
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: WBA ($48.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($121.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WBA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WBA is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (20.4x).
PE vs Market: WBA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US market (17.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WBA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WBA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.3x).
How is Walgreens Boots Alliance forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WBA's forecast earnings growth (21.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WBA's earnings (21.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WBA's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WBA's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WBA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.2%).
How has Walgreens Boots Alliance performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WBA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WBA's current net profit margins (1.5%) are higher than last year (0.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WBA's earnings have declined by 21.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WBA's earnings growth over the past year (333.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-21.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WBA earnings growth over the past year (333.3%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 25%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WBA's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
How is Walgreens Boots Alliance's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WBA's short term assets ($26.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($34.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WBA's short term assets ($26.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($34.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WBA's debt to equity ratio (68.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WBA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 23.2% to 68.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WBA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.6%).
Interest Coverage: WBA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7x coverage).
What is Walgreens Boots Alliance current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WBA's dividend (3.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).
High Dividend: WBA's dividend (3.98%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.65%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WBA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WBA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.9%), WBA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WBA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.8% payout ratio).
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...
Experienced Management: WBA's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WBA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.9 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
- Ticker: WBA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1901
- Industry: Drug Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: US$41.537b
- Shares outstanding: 864.99m
- Website: https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
Number of Employees
- Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
- 108 Wilmot Road
- United States
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholes...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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