West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the United States, Germany, Ireland, France, Other European countries, and internationally. More Details
No risks detected for WST from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WST's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Medical Equipment
1 Year Return
US Medical Equipment
Return vs Industry: WST exceeded the US Medical Equipment industry which returned 20.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WST exceeded the US Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is West Pharmaceutical Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 423%
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) Potentially Undervalued?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StNeed To Know: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares
Is West Pharmaceutical Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WST ($299.68) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($92.53)
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 (71.1x) compared to the US Medical Equipment industry average (55.7x).
PE vs Market: WST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (71.1x) compared to the US market (21.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (12.9x) compared to the US Medical Equipment industry average (5.4x).
How is West Pharmaceutical Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WST's forecast earnings growth (11.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WST's earnings (11.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WST's revenue (9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WST's revenue (9% 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 (18.8%).
How has West Pharmaceutical Services performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WST has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WST's current net profit margins (15.3%) are higher than last year (12.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WST's earnings have grown significantly by 21.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WST's earnings growth over the past year (35.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WST earnings growth over the past year (35.6%) exceeded the Medical Equipment industry -0.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WST's Return on Equity (18.1%) is considered low.
How is West Pharmaceutical Services's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WST's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($447.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: WST's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($416.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WST's debt to equity ratio (15.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 29.1% to 15.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (165.7%).
Interest Coverage: WST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (64.8x coverage).
What is West Pharmaceutical Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WST's dividend (0.23%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).
High Dividend: WST's dividend (0.23%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.86%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WST is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eric Green (50 yo)
Mr. Eric M. Green has been the Chief Executive Officer of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. since April 24, 2015 and its President since December 2015. Mr. Green served as Executive Vice President and Pre...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD6.53M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||2.58yrs||US$1.94m||0.013% |
|Senior VP and Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer||4.33yrs||US$1.22m||0.0085% |
|Chief Digital & Transformation Officer and Senior VP||2.92yrs||US$1.24m||0.0086% |
|Special Advisor||0.083yr||US$1.49m||0.010% |
|VP, Chief Accounting Officer||0.67yr||no data||0.00074% |
|CTO & VP||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development||5yrs||no data||0.0070% |
|Senior VP||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP||5.25yrs||US$1.14m||0.0028% |
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||18.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WST's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$300.21k||0.022% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||no data||0.0016% |
|Independent Director||13.25yrs||US$328.69k||0.059% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||6yrs||US$444.29k||0.089% |
|Independent Director||9.92yrs||US$306.79k||0.053% |
|Independent Director||9.92yrs||US$328.83k||0.056% |
|Independent Director||15.25yrs||US$313.72k||0.066% |
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$294.07k||0.010% |
|Independent Director||8.92yrs||US$308.84k||0.038% |
|Independent Director||3.58yrs||US$283.86k||no data|
Experienced Board: WST's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
- Ticker: WST
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1923
- Industry: Health Care Supplies
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: US$22.154b
- Shares outstanding: 73.93m
- Website: https://www.westpharma.com
Number of Employees
- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
- 530 Herman O. West Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WST||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|WPS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the United States, Germany, Ireland, France, Other European countr...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/22 00:54|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/21 00:00|
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