Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA): Price and Financial Metrics

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA): $21.12

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WBA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $21.12 52-week high $42.29
Prev. close $21.45 52-week low $21.05
Day low $21.05 Volume 9,431,200
Day high $21.58 Avg. volume 8,556,433
50-day MA $26.63 Dividend yield 8.79%
200-day MA $32.49 Market Cap 18.23B

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  • Growth is the dimension where WBA ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 97.69% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WBA is in Sentiment, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • WBA's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 5.71% of US stocks).

WBA Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WBA is 6.46 -- better than 93.63% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.62% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • WBA's price/sales ratio is 0.14; that's higher than the P/S ratio of just 3.74% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC, a group of peers worth examining would be BLDR, DLTR, ULTA, BBY, and POOL.
  • Visit WBA's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

WBA Valuation Summary

  • WBA's price/sales ratio is 0.1; this is 94.74% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • WBA's price/earnings ratio has moved down 34.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WBA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WBA 2023-09-08 0.1 0.9 -5.7 -11.5
WBA 2023-09-07 0.1 0.9 -5.7 -11.5
WBA 2023-09-06 0.1 0.9 -5.9 -11.7
WBA 2023-09-05 0.1 0.9 -5.9 -11.7
WBA 2023-09-01 0.1 1.0 -6.1 -11.8
WBA 2023-08-31 0.2 1.0 -6.6 -12.1

WBA Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 138.26%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 19.49%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at -19.13%.
Over the past 34 months, WBA's revenue has gone down $6,520,000,000.

The table below shows WBA's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 132,184 3,293 -2,964
2022-09-30 132,703 3,899 4,337
2022-06-30 134,516 5,058 5,379
2022-03-31 135,949 5,183 6,287
2021-12-31 134,972 5,459 6,430
2021-09-30 132,509 5,555 2,542

WBA's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WBA has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 65.52% of graded US stocks.
  • WBA's asset turnover comes in at 1.5 -- ranking 77th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • NGVC, BNED, and KAR are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WBA.

The table below shows WBA's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-31 1.500 0.212 0.057
2021-05-31 1.535 0.202 0.048
2021-02-28 1.566 0.196 0.000
2020-11-30 1.604 0.197 0.001
2020-08-31 1.575 0.201 0.020
2020-05-31 1.657 0.205 0.025

WBA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WBA, see our WBA price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $46.61 Average Broker Recommendation 2 (Hold)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) Company Bio

  Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an Anglo-Swiss-American holding company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois that owns the retail pharmacy chains Walgreens and Boots, as well as several pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution companies. The company was formed on December 31, 2014, after Walgreens purchased the 55% stake in Alliance Boots that it did not already own. The total price of the acquisition was $4.9 billion in cash and 144.3 million common shares with fair value of $10.7 billion. Walgreens had previously purchased 45% of the company for $4.0 billion and 83.4 million common shares in August 2012 with an option to purchase the remaining shares within three years. Walgreens became a subsidiary of the newly created company after the transactions were completed.As of 2021, Walgreens Boots Alliance is ranked #16 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. (Source:Wikipeda)

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Below are the latest news stories about WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WBA as an investment opportunity.

Best Buy, GE looking to expand healthcare presence

Companies such as CVS Health Corporation (CVS) and Walgreens (WBA) already have a presence in retail healthcare, but companies like Best Buy (BBY), General Electric (GE), and Walmart (WMT) are looking to expand their presence in the sector as well. Yahoo Finance Health Care Reporter Anjalee Khemlani takes a look at the ways these companies are trying to grow in healthcare. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.

Yahoo | September 22, 2023

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) closed the most recent trading day at $21.45, moving -1.79% from the previous trading session.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

Walgreens (WBA) New Study Shows Medical Adherence Importance

Walgreens' (WBA) latest research findings highlight the importance of patients adhering to their therapy.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

The Picture of Health

Walgreens believes healthcare costs too much and does too little, making it difficult for people to be, and stay, healthy. In The Picture of Health, the leaders of U.S. Healthcare share their vision to reimagine healthcare by delivering community-based care that's centered around the patient, so people everywhere can live more joyful lives through better health.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

CVS Health vs. Walgreens Boots Alliance: Which Is the Better Dividend Stock to Own?

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) and CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) are two stocks that offer attractive, above-average yields. Walgreens' yield of 8.6% is particularly appealing as it can give investors some mouthwatering dividend income without requiring a huge investment. CVS, meanwhile, may have more growth potential given some recent acquisitions, and that could lead to some sizable dividend increases in the future.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

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WBA Price Returns

1-mo -16.59%
3-mo -31.53%
6-mo -33.74%
1-year -31.84%
3-year -30.67%
5-year -63.97%
YTD -40.80%
2022 -25.06%
2021 35.78%
2020 -29.37%
2019 -10.99%
2018 -3.65%

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