Examining Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA)’s cash flow and debt position

In the latest session, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) closed at $30.79 down -2.56% from its previous closing price of $31.60. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.81 from its previous closing price. On the day, 6832080 shares were traded.

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For a deeper understanding of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.30 and its Current Ratio is at 0.60. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.66 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.46.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 11 when Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. sold 292,792 shares for $170.77 per share. The transaction valued at 50,000,090 led to the insider holds 33,366,388 shares of the business.

BREWER ROSALIND G bought 10,000 shares of WBA for $339,510 on Mar 29. The CEO now owns 369,945 shares after completing the transaction at $33.95 per share. On Mar 01, another insider, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., who serves as the 10% Owner of the company, sold 15,475,166 shares for $30.30 each. As a result, the insider received 468,897,530 and left with 10,771,926 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WBA now has a Market Capitalization of 27.76B and an Enterprise Value of 63.49B. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.20 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.25. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.48 whereas that against EBITDA is -21.52.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, WBA has reached a high of $44.27, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $30.15. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 33.62, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 35.92.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, WBA has traded an average of 7.02M shares per day and 6.52M over the past ten days. A total of 862.60M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 714.48M. Insiders hold about 0.30% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 59.80% stake in the company. Shares short for WBA as of Apr 27, 2023 were 30.47M with a Short Ratio of 30.47M, compared to 30.98M on Mar 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3.53% and a Short% of Float of 4.26%.

Dividends & Splits

According to the company, the forward annual dividend rate for WBA is 1.92, from 1.92 in the trailing year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 6.07%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 6.16%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.88. The current Payout Ratio is 38.21% for WBA, which recently paid a dividend on Jun 11, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of May 17, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Feb 15, 1999 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

There are 13 different market analysts currently analyzing its stock. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.1 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.13 and a low estimate of $1.05, while EPS last year was $0.96. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.11, with high estimates of $1.19 and low estimates of $1.06.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.57 and $4.37 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $4.51. EPS for the following year is $4.78, with 14 analysts recommending between $4.9 and $4.55.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 12 analysts believe the company’s revenue will be $34.17B this quarter.It ranges from a high estimate of $35.06B to a low estimate of $33.45B. As of the current estimate, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s year-ago sales were $32.6B, an estimated increase of 4.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 12 analysts are estimating revenue of $34.45B, an increase of 6.20% over than the figure of $4.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $35.3B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $33.9B.

A total of 15 analysts have provided revenue estimates for WBA’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $138.61B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $135.19B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $136.64B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $132.7B, up 3.00% from the average estimate. Based on 15 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $143.11B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $146.72B and the low estimate is $140.42B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 4.70% from the average revenue estimate for this year.