NYSE:VCRA

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Vocera Communications, Inc. provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet with concerning outlook.

Risks

  • Vocera Communications has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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Share Price & News

How has Vocera Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

9.0%

NYSE:VCRA

2.2%

US Healthcare Services

0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-27.5%

NYSE:VCRA

9.4%

US Healthcare Services

1.9%

US Market

VCRA underperformed the Healthcare Services industry which returned 9.4% over the past year.

VCRA underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.9% over the past year.


Share holder returns

VCRAIndustryMarket
7 Day9.0%2.2%0.8%
30 Day6.7%-3.8%3.4%
90 Day-18.3%-4.4%2.1%
1 Year-27.5%-27.5%9.4%9.4%4.2%1.9%
3 Year45.4%45.4%51.7%51.4%46.7%37.2%
5 Year200.6%200.6%50.7%49.8%62.3%44.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Vocera Communications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Vocera Communications undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

5%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Vocera Communications's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Vocera Communications's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Vocera Communications is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Healthcare Services industry average.

Vocera Communications is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Vocera Communications, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Vocera Communications is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Healthcare Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Vocera Communications expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

59.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Vocera Communications's revenue is expected to grow by 14.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Vocera Communications is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.

Vocera Communications's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Unable to compare Vocera Communications's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.

Unable to compare Vocera Communications's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Vocera Communications will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Vocera Communications performed over the past 5 years?

14.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Vocera Communications does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare Vocera Communications's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Vocera Communications's 1-year growth to the US Healthcare Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Vocera Communications has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Vocera Communications has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Healthcare Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Vocera Communications improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


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Financial Health

How is Vocera Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Vocera Communications is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Vocera Communications's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Vocera Communications's level of debt (74.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 74.6% today).


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.3x debt.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Whilst loss making Vocera Communications has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.

Whilst loss making Vocera Communications has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -55.7% per year.


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Dividend

What is Vocera Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Vocera Communications's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Vocera Communications's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Vocera Communications has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Vocera Communications's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Vocera Communications has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

No need to calculate the sustainability of Vocera Communications's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.


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Management

What is the CEO of Vocera Communications's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brent Lang (51yo)

6.3yrs

Tenure

US$4,012,062

Compensation

Mr. Brent D. Lang has been the Chairman of the Board of Vocera Communications, Inc. since June 1, 2018 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Director since June 2013 and president since October 2007 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Brent's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Brent's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.


Management Age and Tenure

5.5yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Vocera Communications management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Vocera Communications board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$465,63931 Oct 18
Howard Janzen
EntityIndividual
Role
Lead Director
Lead Independent Director
Shares13,000
Max PriceUS$35.82

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Rob Born (51yo)

    Vice President of Business & Corporate Development

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
  • Randy Nielsen

    Co-Founder & Principal Engineer

    • Tenure: 19.7yrs
  • Brent Lang (51yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.01m
  • Justin Spencer (48yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.58m
  • Doug Carlen (49yo)

    VP of Legal

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.16m
  • Mary Duffy (59yo)

    Chief Medical Officer

    • Tenure: 6.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.27m
  • Jim Blastos

    Vice President of Operations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Paul Johnson (55yo)

    Executive Vice President of Sales & Services

    • Tenure: 5.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.57m
  • Steve Tyler

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
  • Sue Dooley

    Director of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Ronald Paulus (56yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$132.45k
  • Howard Janzen (65yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$203.26k
  • Julie Iskow (57yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Mike Burkland (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$189.51k
  • Brent Lang (51yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.01m
  • John McMullen (61yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$200.01k
  • Sharon O’Keefe (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$185.51k
  • Alexa King (51yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$194.76k
  • Bharat Sundaram (41yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs

Company Information

Vocera Communications, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Vocera Communications, Inc.
  • Ticker: VCRA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Health Care Technology
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$794.381m
  • Shares outstanding: 31.46m
  • Website: https://www.vocera.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Vocera Communications, Inc.
  • 525 Race Street
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95126
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VCRANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 2012
V00DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 2012

Biography

Vocera Communications, Inc. provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mob ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/19 00:22
End of Day Share Price2019/09/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.