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Market Cap

US$11.0b

Last Updated

2021/05/07 22:38 UTC

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Executive Summary

PRA Health Sciences, Inc., a contract research organization, provides outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has PRA Health Sciences's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PRAH is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: PRAH's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.2%

PRAH

-2.6%

US Life Sciences

-0.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

90.3%

PRAH

51.2%

US Life Sciences

50.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: PRAH exceeded the US Life Sciences industry which returned 51.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PRAH exceeded the US Market which returned 51.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PRAHIndustryMarket
7 Day3.2%-2.6%-0.3%
30 Day9.7%0.9%2.2%
90 Day41.4%-2.4%3.8%
1 Year90.3%90.3%51.4%51.2%52.7%50.2%
3 Year108.9%108.9%107.7%106.5%63.4%53.1%
5 Year275.6%275.6%216.3%212.5%129.6%104.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is PRA Health Sciences's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is PRA Health Sciences undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

51.41x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PRAH ($172.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($132.58)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PRAH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (51.4x) compared to the US Life Sciences industry average (42.8x).

PE vs Market: PRAH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (51.4x) compared to the US market (20.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PRAH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PRAH is good value based on its PB Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US Life Sciences industry average (7.3x).


Future Growth

How is PRA Health Sciences forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

11.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PRAH's forecast earnings growth (11.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: PRAH's earnings (11.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: PRAH's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PRAH's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PRAH's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.8%)


Past Performance

How has PRA Health Sciences performed over the past 5 years?

26.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PRAH has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PRAH's current net profit margins (6.4%) are lower than last year (7.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PRAH's earnings have grown significantly by 26.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PRAH's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: PRAH had negative earnings growth (-11%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Life Sciences industry average (15.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PRAH's Return on Equity (13.7%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is PRA Health Sciences's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PRAH's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: PRAH's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.4B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PRAH's debt to equity ratio (81.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PRAH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 124.4% to 81.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PRAH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44%).

Interest Coverage: PRAH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is PRA Health Sciences's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRAH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRAH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRAH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRAH's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Colin Shannon (61 yo)

11.33yrs

Tenure

US$9,576,713

Compensation

Mr. Colin Shannon has been the Chief Executive Officer at PRA Health Sciences, Inc. since January 1, 2010 and its President since May 2007 and serves as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Shannon ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Colin's total compensation ($USD9.58M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Colin's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: PRAH's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: PRAH's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PRAH insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

PRA Health Sciences, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
  • Ticker: PRAH
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1976
  • Industry: Life Sciences Tools and Services
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$11.035b
  • Shares outstanding: 64.80m
  • Website: https://prahs.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
  • 4130 ParkLake Avenue
  • Suite 400
  • Raleigh
  • North Carolina
  • 27612
  • United States

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Biography

PRA Health Sciences, Inc., a contract research organization, provides outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. It operates in...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/07 22:38
End of Day Share Price2021/05/07 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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