West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST): Price and Financial Metrics

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST): $455.22

6.04 (+1.34%)

POWR Rating

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  • WST scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 96.96% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WST is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 48 weeks.
  • WST ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 15th percentile.

WST Stock Summary

  • WST has a higher market value than 91.99% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $33,229,926,299.
  • WST's went public 33.74 years ago, making it older than 89.18% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for WST is currently 66.41, higher than 93.36% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CSGP, CE, LOGI, ALGN, and PTON.
  • WST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit West Pharmaceutical Services Inc's official web site, go to www.westpharma.com.

WST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, WST's price/sales ratio is 16.3% higher, now standing at 13.2.
  • WST's price/earnings ratio has moved NA NA over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, WST's price/earnings ratio has gone NA NA.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WST 2021-08-31 13.2 16.4 64.3 52.6
WST 2021-08-30 13.2 16.4 64.4 52.7
WST 2021-08-27 13.1 16.3 63.7 52.1
WST 2021-08-26 13.1 16.3 63.6 52.1
WST 2021-08-25 13.0 16.2 63.3 51.8
WST 2021-08-24 13.1 16.2 63.5 52.0

WST Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 30.98%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 95.35%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 221.4%.
WST's revenue has moved up $987,800,000 over the prior 52 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 2,522.5 500.4 519.2
2021-03-31 2,326.1 504.1 423.1
2020-12-31 2,146.9 472.5 346.2
2020-09-30 2,037.3 430.2 311.7
2020-06-30 1,945.4 419.7 285.7
2020-03-31 1,887.9 376.7 260.6

WST'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.
  • WST has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 73.5% of graded US stocks.
  • WST's asset turnover comes in at 0.913 -- ranking 8th of 22 Rubber and Plastic Products stocks.
  • TUP, MYE, and ENTG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WST.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.913 0.394 0.328
2021-03-31 0.885 0.375 0.281
2020-12-31 0.857 0.358 0.238
2020-09-30 0.852 0.348 0.220
2020-06-30 0.850 0.341 0.206
2020-03-31 0.850 0.332 0.195

WST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WST, see our WST 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 $436.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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WST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $455.22 52-week high $475.35
Prev. close $449.18 52-week low $253.85
Day low $448.41 Volume 206,300
Day high $459.62 Avg. volume 400,329
50-day MA $429.17 Dividend yield 0.15%
200-day MA $338.61 Market Cap 33.68B

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Company Bio

West Pharmaceutical Services develops, manufactures, and sells components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs, as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer products industries. The company operates through two segments, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems and Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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Yahoo | September 17, 2021

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Yahoo | September 16, 2021

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CACC, UFPT, WST, and CASH made it to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) momentum stocks list on September 15, 2021.

Yahoo | September 15, 2021

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Benzinga | September 10, 2021

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WST Price Returns

1-mo 2.41%
3-mo 26.49%
6-mo 62.56%
1-year 73.04%
3-year 275.47%
5-year 542.26%
YTD 60.93%
2020 89.05%
2019 54.13%
2018 -0.08%
2017 17.02%
2016 41.87%

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