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Stryker NYSE:SYK Stock Report

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12 Aug, 2022


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SYK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health2/6

SYK Stock Overview

Stryker Corporation operates as a medical technology company.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Stryker
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$223.12
52 Week HighUS$281.16
52 Week LowUS$188.84
1 Month Change14.90%
3 Month Change-4.35%
1 Year Change-15.21%
3 Year Change2.82%
5 Year Change54.63%
Change since IPO14,323.92%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 03

Stryker Is A Moat-Worthy Buy, Here's Why

Stryker is a diversified medical technology company with strong sales growth, profitability, and a long history of dividend growth. It's well positioned to invest in strategic growth areas and benefits from favorable demographic tailwinds. The stock is trading well below its 52-week highs, therefore, presenting an attractive opportunity for long-term investors. Patience is a virtue, but like many things in life, it's easier said than done. While the recent market downturn has punished growth stocks, I believe it will pay to stick with moat-worthy names and wait for an eventual turnaround, as the market has proven to do throughout its history. This brings me to Stryker Corporation (SYK), which is a strong enterprise whose stock is now trading well below its recent high of $276 achieved as recently as April. In this article, I highlight what makes the current valuation attractive for long-term investors of this durable and growing enterprise, so let's get started. Why SYK? Stryker is a leading medical technology company that designs and manufactures hospital equipment, instruments, consumable supplies, and implantable devices, for use in orthopedics, surgical, neurotechnology, and spine. Stryker holds a leadership position in operating room equipment, and is also the leader in reconstructive orthopedic implants, sitting above peers Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Zimmer Biomet (ZBH). Stryker benefits from its standing with healthcare providers as a trusted partner, and from its over 4,000 device technology patents in the U.S. This makes it hard for new entrants and competitors to gain market share and forms a moat around its business. It also benefits from secular growth in the aging population, with the 65+ age group being the fastest growing age group. The U.S. Census Bureau projects 1 in 5 Americans to be in this category by the end of this decade. These factors, combined with SYK's economics of scale result in industry-leading profitability. As shown below, SYK scores an A grade for profitability, with strong EBITDA and Net Income margins of 26% and 12%, respectively. SYK Profitability (Seeking Alpha) Stryker continues to grow well in the current macro environment, with 4.6% YoY sales growth (6.1% on an organic basis) to $4.5 billion in the second quarter. This was driven by robust Medical Surgical and Neurotechnology sales, with each growing by 8% and 10.6%, respectively. Also encouraging, SYK is growing its bottom line at a faster rate, with 11% YoY EPS growth over the same timeframe. Headwinds to Stryker include ongoing supply chain challenges which has constrained SYK's ability to deliver against its backlog and pressured sales growth. The problems, however, appear to be limited on the supply side, as SYK does not appear to be facing demand issues. This is reflected by its very strong order book, with the expectation of growth accelerating in the second half of the year, bringing full-year estimated sales growth to be in the 8-9% range. Looking forward, SYK should see continued benefits from its diversified product mix, enabling it to meet growing demand in medical surgical and other emerging areas. This was noted by Morningstar in its recent analyst report: In contrast to rival Zimmer Biomet, Stryker has diversified itself and eased its earlier reliance on large joint reconstruction. The benefit of this strategy became clear as the Great Recession pushed the orthopedic market into slow-growth mode, demonstrating that the historically recession-resistant business was indeed vulnerable when many uneasy patients deferred elective procedures. Stryker is also relatively less vulnerable to the increased pricing pressure on hips and knees. We have always liked Stryker's presence in the medical-surgical equipment area, as it offers a measure of stabilization and diminishes the impact of periodic economic downturns. The varied product lines also mean Stryker has more opportunities to engineer meaningful innovation, which is critical to gaining pricing advantages. Stryker continues to pursue its strategy of augmenting internal innovation with acquisitions of specific technology, including Patient Safety Technologies, Small Bone Innovations, Sage, Mako, and K2M. This fits into the firm's larger goal of partnering more closely with its hospital customers across multiple device and equipment categories.

Shareholder Returns

SYKUS Medical EquipmentUS Market

Return vs Industry: SYK exceeded the US Medical Equipment industry which returned -20.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SYK underperformed the US Market which returned -11.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SYK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SYK volatility
SYK Average Weekly Movement4.0%
Medical Equipment Industry Average Movement9.4%
Market Average Movement7.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: SYK is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SYK's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

194146,000Kevin Lobo

Stryker Corporation operates as a medical technology company. The company operates through two segments, MedSurg and Neurotechnology, and Orthopaedics and Spine. The Orthopaedics and Spine segment provides implants for use in hip and knee joint replacements, and trauma and extremities surgeries.

Stryker Corporation Fundamentals Summary

How do Stryker's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SYK fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$84.41b
Earnings (TTM)US$2.08b
Revenue (TTM)US$17.63b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SYK income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$6.20b
Gross ProfitUS$11.43b
Other ExpensesUS$9.35b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)5.50
Gross Margin64.81%
Net Profit Margin11.79%
Debt/Equity Ratio85.4%

How did SYK perform over the long term?

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Does SYK pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy SYK by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Stryker dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2022
Dividend Pay DateOct 31 2022
Days until Ex dividend46 days
Days until Dividend pay date78 days

Does SYK pay a reliable dividends?

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