Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. More Details
Established dividend payer and fair value.
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 less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WBA's weekly volatility (3%) 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 25.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WBA underperformed the US Market which returned 43.1% 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
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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 ($54.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($121.04)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WBA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WBA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
PE vs Market: WBA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WBA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WBA is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.8x).
How is Walgreens Boots Alliance forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WBA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WBA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WBA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WBA's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WBA's revenue (2.5% 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 (15.5%).
How has Walgreens Boots Alliance performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WBA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WBA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WBA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 19.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WBA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WBA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (47.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WBA has a negative Return on Equity (-3.09%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Walgreens Boots Alliance's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WBA's short term assets ($26.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($31.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: WBA's short term assets ($26.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($37.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WBA's debt to equity ratio (73.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WBA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 30.2% to 73.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WBA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.3%).
Interest Coverage: WBA is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Walgreens Boots Alliance current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WBA's dividend (3.44%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: WBA's dividend (3.44%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.36%)
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: WBA is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WBA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (36.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Roz Brewer (58 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 ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WBA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 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$47.049b
- Shares outstanding: 864.39m
- 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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