NYSE:WST

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West Pharmaceutical Services

Executive Summary

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the United States, Germany, France, Other European countries, South Korea, and internationally.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 10.73% per year

Earnings grew by 48.4% over the past year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for WST from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has West Pharmaceutical Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WST has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.8%

WST

-0.6%

US Medical Equipment

-1.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

39.1%

WST

21.1%

US Medical Equipment

15.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WST exceeded the US Medical Equipment industry which returned 21.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WST exceeded the US Market which returned 15.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WSTIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.8%-0.6%-1.2%
30 Day0.08%5.3%1.4%
90 Day-1.5%3.0%4.7%
1 Year39.8%39.1%22.2%21.1%18.0%15.5%
3 Year78.1%75.1%93.2%87.5%44.8%35.4%
5 Year185.4%176.4%121.8%97.7%67.3%48.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is West Pharmaceutical Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is West Pharmaceutical Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

47.42x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WST ($147.47) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($111.41)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WST is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.4x) compared to the Medical Equipment industry average (46.4x).

PE vs Market: WST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.4x) compared to the US market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Medical Equipment industry average (4.2x).


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Future Growth

How is West Pharmaceutical Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

10.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WST's forecast earnings growth (10.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: WST's earnings (10.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WST's revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WST's revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.4%).


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Past Performance

How has West Pharmaceutical Services performed over the past 5 years?

15.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WST has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WST's current net profit margins (12.8%) are higher than last year (9.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WST's earnings have grown by 15.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WST's earnings growth over the past year (48.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WST earnings growth over the past year (48.4%) exceeded the Medical Equipment industry 28.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: WST's Return on Equity (15.4%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is West Pharmaceutical Services's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WST's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($335.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: WST's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($351.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WST's debt to equity ratio (13.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 35.3% to 13.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (171.2%).

Interest Coverage: WST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (51.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: WST has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: WST's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 5.1x debt).


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Dividend

What is West Pharmaceutical Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.41%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.4%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Years0.4%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: WST's dividend (0.41%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: WST's dividend (0.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.71%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of West Pharmaceutical Services's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

3.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Eric Green (49yo)

4.7yrs

Tenure

US$4,756,563

Compensation

Mr. Eric M. Green has been the Chief Executive Officer of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. since April 24, 2015 and its President since December 17, 2015. Mr. Green served as Executive Vice President and ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.01M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

3.9yrs

Average Tenure

54.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WST's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

6.8yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WST's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Management Team

  • David Montecalvo (54yo)

    Senior VP and Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.11m
  • Richard Luzzi (67yo)

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 17.5yrs
  • Eric Green (49yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 4.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.76m
  • Quintin Lai

    Vice President of Corporate Development

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
  • George Miller (64yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 4.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.37m
  • Eric Resnick (55yo)

    CTO & VP

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
  • Karen Flynn (56yo)

    Chief Commercial Officer & Senior VP

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.90m
  • Annette Favorite (54yo)

    Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.14m
  • Bernard Birkett (50yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
  • Emily Denney

    Vice President of Global Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Myla Lai-Goldman (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$243.61k
  • Thomas Hofmann (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 12.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$257.92k
  • Pat Zenner (72yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 4.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$368.43k
  • Mark Buthman (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$273.85k
  • Doug Michels (62yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$291.05k
  • Paula Johnson (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 14.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$271.35k
  • Paolo Pucci (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$241.62k
  • Eric Green (49yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 4.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.76m
  • Bill Feehery (48yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$258.50k
  • Deb Keller (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$193.87k

Company Information

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • Ticker: WST
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Health Care Supplies
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$10.903b
  • Shares outstanding: 73.99m
  • Website: https://www.westpharma.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • 530 Herman O. West Drive
  • Exton
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19341
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WSTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1972
WPSDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1972

Biography

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the United States, Germany, France, Other European countries, Sout ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/12/06 23:48
End of Day Share Price2019/12/06 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
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.