Meridian Bioscience, Inc., a life science company, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells diagnostic test kits primarily for various gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has Meridian Bioscience's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VIVO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Medical Equipment
1 Year Return
US Medical Equipment
Return vs Industry: VIVO underperformed the US Medical Equipment industry which returned -7.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VIVO underperformed the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Meridian Bioscience's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe President of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO), John Kenny, Just Bought 51% More Shares
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is Meridian Bioscience's (NASDAQ:VIVO) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At Meridian Bioscience, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VIVO) P/E Ratio
Is Meridian Bioscience 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: VIVO ($8.47) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($11.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VIVO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VIVO is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the Medical Equipment industry average (37.5x).
PE vs Market: VIVO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the US market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VIVO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VIVO is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Medical Equipment industry average (2.9x).
How is Meridian Bioscience forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VIVO's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VIVO's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Meridian Bioscience performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VIVO has a large one-off loss of $7.4M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: VIVO's current net profit margins (9.7%) are lower than last year (12.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VIVO's earnings have declined by -11.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VIVO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VIVO had negative earnings growth (-25.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Medical Equipment industry average (1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VIVO's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
How is Meridian Bioscience's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VIVO's short term assets ($152.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($34.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: VIVO's short term assets ($152.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($106.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VIVO's debt to equity ratio (38.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VIVO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.7%).
Interest Coverage: VIVO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (20.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: VIVO has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VIVO's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2x debt).
What is Meridian Bioscience's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VIVO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VIVO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VIVO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: VIVO is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VIVO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jack Kenny (50yo)
Mr. John P. Kenny, also known as Jack, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. since October 9, 2017 and its Executive Vice President of the Diagnostics Business Unit since March ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jack's total compensation ($USD1.32M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jack's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||0.83yr||US$490.76k||0.031% $113.5k|
|Executive Vice President of Life Science Business Unit||6.58yrs||US$675.55k||0.038% $138.7k|
|Director of Corporate Finance||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Strategy||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VIVO's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$103.00k||0.021% $76.1k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$101.00k||0.033% $118.4k|
|Chairman of the Board & Lead Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$148.17k||0.13% $458.3k|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||US$114.67k||0.040% $143.8k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$106.67k||0.0059% $21.4k|
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$107.00k||0.022% $80.9k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$103.33k||0.020% $73.5k|
Experienced Board: VIVO's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VIVO 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.
Meridian Bioscience, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
- Ticker: VIVO
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Health Care Supplies
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: US$362.766m
- Shares outstanding: 42.83m
- Website: https://www.meridianbioscience.com
Number of Employees
- Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
- 3471 River Hills Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VIVO||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jul 1986|
|MR4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1986|
|0K0K||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jul 1986|
Meridian Bioscience, Inc., a life science company, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells diagnostic test kits primarily for various gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels worldwide. The company operates through Diagnostics and Life Science segments. The Diagnostics segment offers testing platforms and technologies, including real-time PCR amplification under the Revogene brand; isothermal DNA amplification under the Alethia brand; rapid fluorescence-based immunoassay platform under the Curian brand; rapid single-use immunoassays under the ImmunoCard and ImmunoCard STAT! brand names; enzyme-linked immunoassays under the PREMIER brand; and anodic stripping voltammetry, an electrical chemical sensor platform for quantitative determination under the LeadCare and PediaStat brands. This segment’s products are primarily used in the detection of infectious diseases caused by various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and pathogens. Its products consists of gastrointestinal assays, including tests for C. difficile, Enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, H. pylori, Cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia, and calprotectin; respiratory illness assays, such as tests for Group A Streptococcus, Influenza, M. pneumoniae, Bordetella pertussis, and respiratory syncytial virus; blood chemistry assays; and tests for Group B Streptococcus, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2, and Malaria. This segment sells its products through direct sales force and independent distributors to acute care hospitals, reference laboratories, outpatient clinics, and physician office laboratories. The Life Science segment offers bulk antigens, antibodies, PCR/qPCR reagents, nucleotides, and bioresearch reagents used by researchers, agri-bio companies, and IVD manufacturing companies. Meridian Bioscience, Inc. was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/05 04:21|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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