Analysts Expected a Profit of 3.3 Per Share For Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Vincent A. Forlenza Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 209,050 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Timothy M. Ring Independent Director, with 81,305 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 28,248 shares of BDX is Bertram L. Scott Independent Director.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX), T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Investment Management) is the top holder with 31.92 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 22.9 million shares. In the third-place spot with 12.73 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $255.73 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1659516. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.15M. Given the fact that this stock has 272.45M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $69.67B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.07. Its Price to Sales ratio is 4.03, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 123.10, and its Price to Book ratio is 3.28.

BDX stock has achieved a 5-day range of $253.58 to $261.64, with a total performance of +0.20% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $240.61 to $261.69, generating a -0.94% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +3.10%, trading in the range of $240.61 to $264.74.

In the past 5 days, shares of BDX have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 1 time, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 3 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 3.31. This is a 0.01 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 3.3, amounting to an earnings surprise of 0.30%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 3.05, making for an earnings surprise of 1.00%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 2.59, generating a 0.40% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 09-2019, was $1.23 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $311.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $3.33 billion for the year, compared to $2.87 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$957.0 million, compared to -$895.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $2.37 billion compared to the prior year’s $1.97 billion.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.03, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.41, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.92 and a Debt to EBITDA of 4.77. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 3.5, its Piotroski F-Score is 8, its Altman Z-Score is 2.19 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.63.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 9/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 12.94, a Net Margin of 7.13, a ROE of 5.09, and a ROC of 24.39.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for BDX, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.46. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for BDX is now 7.63. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 11.48.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for BDX is sitting at 0.72, while its Current Ratio is 1.18 and its PEG Ratio is 8.62. This stock’s PB Ratio is 3.28, its PS Ratio is 4.03, its Forward PE Ratio is 20.62, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 65.58. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 50.42, its Price to Owner Earnings is 34.68, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 29.54 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 21.03.