Cencora Inc. (COR) vs. S&P500: A Comparative Analysis

After finishing at $195.00 in the prior trading day, Cencora Inc. (NYSE: COR) closed at $195.94, up 0.48%. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.94 from its previous closing price. On the day, 799618 shares were traded. COR stock price reached its highest trading level at $196.35 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $194.56.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of COR by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 15.18 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 11.40. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.49 and its Current Ratio is at 0.88. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 7.19 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 6.22.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Citigroup on March 31, 2023, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $185.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Nov 16 when Battaglia Silvana sold 14,747 shares for $196.00 per share. The transaction valued at 2,890,412 led to the insider holds 11,628 shares of the business.

COLLIS STEVEN H sold 25,000 shares of COR for $4,940,750 on Nov 14. The Chairman, President & CEO now owns 331,573 shares after completing the transaction at $197.63 per share. On Nov 13, another insider, Donato Leslie E, who serves as the EVP & Chief Strategy Officer of the company, sold 3,387 shares for $197.60 each. As a result, the insider received 669,271 and left with 11,919 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, COR now has a Market Capitalization of 38.89B and an Enterprise Value of 41.08B. As of this moment, Cencora’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 22.99, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 13.84. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.64. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.15 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 57.73. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.16 whereas that against EBITDA is 12.25.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, COR has reached a high of $199.66, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $147.48. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 187.29, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 176.19.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.35M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1.85M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 206.20M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 169.62M. Insiders hold about 15.55% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 82.02% stake in the company. Shares short for COR as of Oct 30, 2023 were 5.97M with a Short Ratio of 5.97M, compared to 5.78M on Sep 28, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.97% and a Short% of Float of 3.72%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, COR’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.94, compared to 2.01 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.99%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 1.05%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.52.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 11 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.88 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $2.95 and a low estimate of $2.81, while EPS last year was $2.71. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $3.68, with high estimates of $3.75 and low estimates of $3.61.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $13 and $12.84 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $12.9. EPS for the following year is $14.04, with 13 analysts recommending between $14.48 and $12.95.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 12 analysts have provided revenue estimates for COR’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $287.58B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $281.89B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $283.94B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $262.17B, up 8.30% from the average estimate. Based on 12 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $300.56B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $303B and the low estimate is $296.31B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 5.90% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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