VWR Corp Company Profile (NASDAQ:VWR)


VWR Corp logoVWR Corporation is a provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. The Company offers a portfolio of branded and private label laboratory products, services and solutions to the life science, general research and applied markets. The Company operates in two segments: Americas and EMEA-APAC. The Americas segment consists of operations located principally in the United States and Canada, as well as in Puerto Rico, Mexico and select countries in Central and South America, including Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. As of December 31, 2016, the Americas segment included 67 facilities located in eight countries. As of December 31, 2016, the EMEA-APAC segment consisted of its operations located principally in Europe, as well as in certain Asia-Pacific countries, and included 110 facilities located in 26 countries. The Company's portfolio includes chemicals, reagents, consumables, durable products and scientific equipment and instruments.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Medical Laboratories & Research
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VWR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.vwr.com
  • Market Cap: $4.33 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 131,694,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.48
  • 52 Week Range: $24.42 - $37.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.69
  • P/E Growth: 2.18
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.95
  • Book Value: $11.73 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.80
  • EBIDTA: $480.4 million
  • Net Margins: 3.89%
  • Return on Equity: 16.06%
  • Return on Assets: 4.68%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.26%
  • Current Ratio: 1.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.01%
  • Average Volume: 1.31 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.13
  • Short Ratio: 9.63

Frequently Asked Questions for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)

What is VWR Corp's stock symbol?

VWR Corp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VWR."

How were VWR Corp's earnings last quarter?

VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The firm earned $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. VWR Corp had a net margin of 3.89% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. View VWR Corp's Earnings History.

When will VWR Corp make its next earnings announcement?

VWR Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VWR Corp.

Where is VWR Corp's stock going? Where will VWR Corp's stock price be in 2017?

8 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for VWR Corp's stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate VWR Corp's share price to reach $31.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for VWR Corp.

What are analysts saying about VWR Corp stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about VWR Corp stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "VWR’s first-quarter results were quite impressive, with both the top and the bottom line beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This has further boosted the company’s share price, which has already been trading above the broader industry over the last three months. Geographically, the company recorded balanced growth during the reported quarter. VWR’s Americas and EMEA-APAC sales are currently scaling higher. Management is also looking forward to benefits from the proposed merger with Avantor. The merger is expected to strengthen VWR’s business across the Americas and Europe. However, foreign currency is a major dampener. VWR’s poor margin scenario is also a concern along with intense competition." (5/16/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We continue to like VWR's competitive position in the highly fragmented research distribution landscape & see scope for improved core growth over the coming years on stronger market share gains, particularly in the Industrial arena. Sentiment remains weak, in our view, with much of the debate still stuck on Merck KGaA what-ifs. Greater clarity on that front would be cause for rerating, in our view... Qualitative commentary on the call pointed to robust trends in EMEA across the Industrial channel (>+10%) entering the year. The timing of Easter will benefit EMEA in 1Q17 (+2 extra days / ~+4% impact), which will go the other way in 2Q17. In the Americas region, 1Q17 core growth should improve from 4Q (-1%), but still faces a tough year-ago comparison (+7.6% in 1Q16)." (2/27/2017)

Are investors shorting VWR Corp?

VWR Corp saw a drop in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,448,005 shares, a drop of 70.2% from the April 28th total of 8,222,154 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,080,968 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of VWR Corp's key competitors?

Who owns VWR Corp stock?

VWR Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.18%), Harris Associates L P (3.99%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.44%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.37%), BlackRock Inc. (3.09%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (3.02%). Company insiders that own VWR Corp stock include Madison Dearborn Partners Llc, Manuel Brocke-Benz, Nicholas W Alexos and Timothy P Sullivan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for VWR Corp.

Who sold VWR Corp stock? Who is selling VWR Corp stock?

VWR Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Marshall Wace LLP, Nationwide Fund Advisors and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for VWR Corp.

Who bought VWR Corp stock? Who is buying VWR Corp stock?

VWR Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Shapiro Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Harris Associates L P, Earnest Partners LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Macquarie Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for VWR Corp.

How do I buy VWR Corp stock?

Shares of VWR Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of VWR Corp stock cost?

One share of VWR Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.87.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $31.80 (3.26% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformLowView Rating Details
2/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
1/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy -> Hold$26.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/19/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$30.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
8/4/2016MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$33.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
3/23/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price Target$32.00N/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016Cowen and CompanyDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Earnings by Quarter for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Earnings History by Quarter for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/5/2017Q1 2017$0.41$0.44$1.11 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2017Q416$0.44$0.45$1.15 billion$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.43$0.44$1.15 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.41$0.42$1.14 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016$0.38$0.40$1.07 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.42$0.47$1.08 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.38$0.38$1.09 million$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q2$0.33$0.34$1.07 billion$1.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q1$0.33$0.33$1.02 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414$0.37$0.42$1.08 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q3 14$0.26$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.83 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.97 EPS


Dividend History for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 47.10%
Insider Trades by Quarter for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzInsiderBuy368$27.16$9,994.88View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzInsiderBuy333$29.60$9,856.80View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy333$29.84$9,936.72View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy335$29.74$9,962.90View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Madison Dearborn Partners LlcMajor ShareholderSell8,000,000$27.25$218,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy343$28.85$9,895.55View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy373$26.38$9,839.74View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016Nicholas W AlexosDirectorSell9,200,000$25.85$237,820,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy396$24.86$9,844.56View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy417$23.74$9,899.58View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy395$25.02$9,882.90View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Madison Dearborn Partners LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,650,000$25.75$42,487,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015Nicholas W AlexosDirectorSell11,000,000$25.75$283,250,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Manuel Brocke-BenzCEOBuy3,825$26.07$99,717.75View SEC Filing  
6/24/2015Timothy P SullivanDirectorSell2,400,000$25.23$60,552,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2015Nicholas W AlexosDirectorSell16,000,000$25.23$403,680,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Manuel Brocke-BenzInsiderBuy1,000$26.18$26,180.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
Latest Headlines for VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR)
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in VWR Corp (VWR) Drops By 70.2%
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 27 at 7:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Proudly Donates $35,000 to SickKids Foundation
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Into Whether the Sale of VWR Corp. to Avantor for $33.25 Per Share Is Fair to Shareholders
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 8:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 7:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 2:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliam Blair Lowers VWR Corp (VWR) to Market Perform
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 12:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Into Whether the Sale of VWR Corp. to Avantor for $33.25 Per Share is Fair to Shareholders
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 7:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of VWR Corporation
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 3:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of VWR Corporation And Encourages Shareholders To Contact The Firm For Additional Information
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Concerning Whether the Sale of VWR Corp. to Avantor for $33.25 Per Share is Fair to Shareholders - VWR
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Commences an Investigation into the Proposed Sale of VWR Corporation and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Additional Information
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlog Coverage: VWR Corp. Acquired by Performance Materials Company Avantor
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 8:53 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corporation Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: VWR Corp. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUS STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of jobs report; IBM drops
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvantor Purchases Lab Supply Co. VWR
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo$6.4 billion mega-deal: Lehigh Valley manufacturer to acquire Main Line lab products supplier
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHarwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of VWR Corp.
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Regarding Whether the Sale of VWR Corp. to Avantor for $33.25 Per Share is Fair to Shareholders - VWR
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR CORPORATION SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Buyout
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 6:24 PM
marketbeat.com logoIBM and Revlon slide while VWR and Herbalife jump
marketbeat.com - May 5 at 4:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Rating Lowered to Market Perform at William Blair
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 12:34 PM
cnbc.com logoNew Mountain Capital's Avantor to buy lab supplies company VWR
www.cnbc.com - May 5 at 8:46 AM
marketbeat.com logoVWR tops Street 1Q forecasts
marketbeat.com - May 5 at 6:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp.: Gathering momentum, can it sustain its performance?
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:32 AM
nasdaq.com logoVWR Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
www.nasdaq.com - May 4 at 9:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMedical Product Stocks Q1 Earnings Slated on May 5: VWR, SNN
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 9:45 AM
wsj.com logoVWR Corp. Plays Big Role Stocking Medical Laboratories
www.wsj.com - May 3 at 11:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPrivate-equity firm New Mountain Capital in talks to buy VWR-WSJ
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 6:54 PM
fool.com logoWhy VWR Corp. Is Soaring Today
www.fool.com - May 3 at 4:17 PM
seekingalpha.com logoVWR Corp. +19% on report P-E takeover talks
seekingalpha.com - May 3 at 2:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Set to Announce Earnings on Friday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 11:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 1:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.41 Earnings Per Share Expected for VWR Corp (VWR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 11:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.23
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 10:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe VWR Foundation Approves Grants to Enable Science Education
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 8:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 1:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.12
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 12:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Upgraded by TheStreet to "B-"
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 3:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Given News Impact Rating of 0.10
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 3:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoE&I Cooperative Services Presents VWR with Partner of the Year Award
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:VWR) : April 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 7:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.33
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 5:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 12:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VWR-US : April 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 10:18 AM
nasdaq.com logoVWR Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
www.nasdaq.com - April 11 at 9:35 PM



VWR Corp (VWR) Chart for Saturday, May, 27, 2017

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