Deeper Dive: Understanding IQVIA Holdings Inc (IQV) Through its Various Ratios

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The price of IQVIA Holdings Inc (NYSE: IQV) closed at $216.47 in the last session, down -1.20% from day before closing price of $219.09. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.20 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.39 million shares were traded. IQV stock price reached its highest trading level at $222.165 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $214.81.


We take a closer look at IQV’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 25.04 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 24.29. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.88 and its Current Ratio is at 0.88. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.17 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.05.

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, Leerink Partners on February 26, 2024, initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $290.

On February 13, 2024, BTIG Research started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $285.BTIG Research initiated its Buy rating on February 13, 2024, with a $285 target price.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 01 ’24 when BOUSBIB ARI sold 31,678 shares for $250.53 per share. The transaction valued at 7,936,193 led to the insider holds 796,752 shares of the business.

STAUB W RICHARD sold 14,100 shares of IQV for $3,494,034 on Feb 29 ’24. The insider now owns 15,945 shares after completing the transaction at $247.80 per share. On Feb 28 ’24, another insider, Knightly Kevin C, who serves as the insider of the company, sold 8,607 shares for $250.17 each. As a result, the insider received 2,153,176 and left with 5,251 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, IQV now has a Market Capitalization of 39440834560 and an Enterprise Value of 51759833088. As of this moment, IQVIA’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 29.53, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 17.37. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.78. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.62 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 6.22. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 3.435 whereas that against EBITDA is 18.72.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, IQV has reached a high of $261.73, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $167.42. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -7.77%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -2.07%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, IQV traded on average about 914.05K shares per day over the past 3-months and 1307620 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 181.50M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 180.70M. Insiders hold about 0.82% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 89.62% stake in the company. Shares short for IQV as of 1715731200 were 3037138 with a Short Ratio of 3.32, compared to 1713139200 on 2854640. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3037138 and a Short% of Float of 1.9.

Earnings Estimates

The stock of IQVIA Holdings Inc (IQV) is currently drawing attention from 18.0 analysts actively involved in the ongoing evaluation and rating process.On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.57 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $2.62 and a low estimate of $2.43, while EPS last year was $2.43. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $2.82, with high estimates of $2.94 and low estimates of $2.75.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $11.21 and $10.95 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $11.08. EPS for the following year is $12.46, with 20.0 analysts recommending between $12.97 and $11.91.

Revenue Estimates

According to 16 analysts, the current quarter’s revenue is expected to be $3.79B. It ranges from a high estimate of $3.82B to a low estimate of $3.78B. As of the current estimate, IQVIA Holdings Inc’s year-ago sales were $3.71BFor the next quarter, 16 analysts are estimating revenue of $3.88B. There is a high estimate of $3.92B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $3.83B.

A total of 19 analysts have provided revenue estimates for IQV’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $15.66B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $15.35B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $15.48B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $14.98BBased on 19 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $16.58B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $16.87B and the low estimate is $16.28B.

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