CVS Health Corporation provides health services and plans in the United States.
Undervalued established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has CVS Health's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CVS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CVS matched the US Healthcare industry which returned 14.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CVS underperformed the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CVS Health's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StCVS Health Corporation Just Released Its Yearly Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Estimates
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShould CVS Health Corporation’s (NYSE:CVS) Weak Investment Returns Worry You?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWe Think CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
Is CVS Health 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: CVS ($71.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($139.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CVS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CVS is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.1x) compared to the Healthcare industry average (29.1x).
PE vs Market: CVS is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.1x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CVS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CVS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.1x).
How is CVS Health forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CVS's forecast earnings growth (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CVS's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CVS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CVS's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CVS'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: CVS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.7%).
How has CVS Health performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CVS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CVS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CVS's earnings have declined by -7.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CVS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CVS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Healthcare industry (11.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CVS's Return on Equity (10.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is CVS Health's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CVS's short term assets ($50.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($53.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: CVS's short term assets ($50.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($105.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CVS's debt to equity ratio (105.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CVS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34% to 105.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CVS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%).
Interest Coverage: CVS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: CVS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CVS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).
What is CVS Health's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CVS's dividend (2.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: CVS's dividend (2.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CVS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CVS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.3%), CVS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CVS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Larry Merlo (63yo)
Mr. Larry J. Merlo serves as the President of CVS Health Corporation (formerly, CVS Caremark Corporation) since May 12, 2010 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer since March 1, 2011. He is Director of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Larry's total compensation ($USD21.94M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Larry's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||1.3yrs||US$6.97m||0.0036% $3.4m|
|Executive VP & COO||2.9yrs||US$16.07m||0.0039% $3.7m|
|Executive VP||7.3yrs||US$10.98m||0.0033% $3.1m|
|Senior VP||1.3yrs||no data||0.00070% $655.3k|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations||0.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Compliance Officer||0.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||10.1yrs||no data||0.0024% $2.3m|
|Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer||11.3yrs||US$5.02m||0.0065% $6.1m|
|Chief Merchant & Senior VP of Front Store Business||8.4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CVS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.3yrs||US$147.50k||0.0017% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||6.9yrs||US$280.00k||0.00014% $131.1k|
|Independent Director||13.4yrs||US$307.04k||0.00056% $524.2k|
|Independent Director||8.9yrs||US$282.04k||0.0024% $2.2m|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||8.8yrs||US$570.00k||0.010% $9.5m|
|Independent Director||6.4yrs||US$280.00k||0.0013% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||9.1yrs||US$280.00k||0.0018% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||12.9yrs||US$302.04k||0.0089% $8.3m|
|Independent Director||12.9yrs||US$282.04k||0.0073% $6.9m|
Experienced Board: CVS's board of directors are considered experienced (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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 24.6%.
CVS Health Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CVS Health Corporation
- Ticker: CVS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1963
- Industry: Health Care Services
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: US$93.613b
- Shares outstanding: 1.30b
- Website: https://www.cvshealth.com
Number of Employees
- CVS Health Corporation
- One CVS Drive
- Rhode Island
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CVS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|CVS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CVS||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CVS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|CVS||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Jan 1968|
|0HRS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|CVS||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CVS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CVSH34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EA REP 1/2 COM USD0.01||BR||BRL||Apr 2016|
CVS Health Corporation provides health services and plans in the United States. Its Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, retail pharmacy network management, mail order pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and infusion, Medicare Part D, clinical, disease management, and medical spend management services. The company’s Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs and general merchandise, such as over-the-counter drugs, beauty products, cosmetics, and personal care products, as well as provides health care services through its MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics. Its Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary, and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, medical management, Medicare plans, PDPs, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services, and health information technology products and services. The company’s customers include employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, Medicaid managed care plans, plans offered on public health insurance exchanges and private health insurance exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, individuals, college students, workers, labor groups, and expatriates. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 40 leased on-site pharmacies, 25 leased retail specialty pharmacy stores, 20 specialty mail order pharmacies, and 90 branches for infusion and enteral services; and 9,900 retail locations and 1,100 MinuteClinic locations, as well as operated an online retail pharmacy Websites, LTC pharmacies, and onsite pharmacies. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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