VWR Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:VWR)

About VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)

VWR Corporation 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 Equipment, Supplies & Distribution
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VWR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.vwr.com
  • Market Cap: $4.35847 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 131,835,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $33.11
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $32.18
  • 52 Week Range: $24.42 - $37.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.90
  • P/E Growth: 1.98
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.58 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.95
  • Book Value: $12.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.68
  • EBITDA: $492.1 million
  • Net Margins: 3.12%
  • Return on Equity: 15.54%
  • Return on Assets: 4.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.13%
  • Current Ratio: 1.19%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.76%
  • Average Volume: 901,795 shs.
  • Beta: 1.18
  • Short Ratio: 1.23

Frequently Asked Questions for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)

What is VWR Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How were VWR Corporation's earnings last quarter?

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) released its earnings results on Monday, July, 31st. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.16 billion. VWR Corporation had a net margin of 3.12% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The firm's revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.42 EPS. View VWR Corporation's Earnings History.

When will VWR Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

VWR Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VWR Corporation.

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

4 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for VWR Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate VWR Corporation's share price to reach $29.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for VWR Corporation.

What are analysts saying about VWR Corporation stock?

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

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "VWR’s second-quarter earnings report was quite impressive, with both the top and the bottom line beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Geographically, the company recorded growth in Americas during the reported quarter driven by strong sales of equipment and instrumentation. Management is also looking forward to the long-term synergy benefits from the proposed merger with Avantor. The merger is expected to strengthen VWR’s business across the Americas and Europe. While we await the merger to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 we note that the stock price has already reached close to Avantor’s offer price and hence the short-term upside potential of VWR is limited now. On the flip side, a drop in EMEA-APAC sales was disappointing. Moreover, foreign currency was a major dampener. VWR’s poor margin scenario also raises concern." (10/5/2017)
  • 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)

Who are some of VWR Corporation's key competitors?

Who are VWR Corporation's key executives?

VWR Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gregory L. Cowan CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Gerard J. Christian, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Business Services Officer
  • Nils Clausnitzer, Senior Vice President, President - EMEA-APAC Lab Business
  • Ulf Kepper, Senior Vice President - VWR Services
  • Mark T. McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, President - U.S. Lab and Distribution Services
  • Douglas J. Pitts, Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • George Van Kula, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr., Chairman of the Board
  • Manuel A. Brocke-benz, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Nicholas W. Alexos CPA, Independent Director

How do I buy VWR Corporation stock?

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

What is VWR Corporation's stock price today?

One share of VWR Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $33.12.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ VWR)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  129 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  107 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  236
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about VWR Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $29.00 (12.44% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Price Target History for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Analysts' Ratings History for VWR Corporation (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 CorporationDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/19/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost 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, Inc. (The)Boost Price Target$32.00N/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016Cowen and CompanyDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 forward)


Earnings History for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Earnings by Quarter for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Earnings History by Quarter for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ VWR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/31/2017Q2 2017$0.45$0.49$1.16 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.83 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.96 EPS


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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 35.50%
Insider Trades by Quarter for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for VWR Corporation (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 Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
Latest Headlines for VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR)
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Downgraded to "Strong Sell" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 12:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:VWR) : October 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 9:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VWR-US : October 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 9:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers VWR Corporation (VWR) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 6:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Announces New Kitting Center in Czech Republic to Support Customers Globally
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR's New Kitting Center in Czech Republic to Boost EMEA Arm
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Sales Team Helps Raise $12,000 for Duke Children's
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:42 PM
prnewswire.com logoTechnical Snapshots for These Medical Research Stocks -- VWR Corp., China Cord Blood, Laboratory Corp. of ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - October 2 at 8:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.18 Billion in Sales Expected for VWR Corporation (VWR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 1:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead-To-Head Survey: VWR Corporation (VWR) & DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 28 at 6:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 24 at 6:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR's Jim Rubbo Recognized by The M&A Advisor
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 10:55 AM
reuters.com logoLPC: Euro loan doubled to €1bn on VWR buyout at expense of dollars
www.reuters.com - September 19 at 3:57 PM
bizjournals.com logoSan Antonio-based biotech claims Houston space, remains committed to Alamo City
www.bizjournals.com - September 19 at 3:57 PM
marketwatch.com logoMicrobial Identification Market Worth 3.00 Billion USD by 2022
www.marketwatch.com - September 19 at 3:57 PM
nasdaq.com logoEuro loan doubled to €1bn on VWR buyout at expense of dollars
www.nasdaq.com - September 19 at 3:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDental Faces Regulatory Challenges: Only 5 Stocks to Pick
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 11:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCryoLife (CRY) vs. VWR Corporation (VWR) Head-To-Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 10:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect VWR Corporation (VWR) to Announce $0.46 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 4:08 AM
reuters.com logoLPC-VWR launches US$7.75bn buyout financing
www.reuters.com - September 6 at 10:09 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvantor Performance Materials Holdings, LLC -- Moody's downgrades Avantor, Inc.'s CFR to B3; outlook negative
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 10:09 AM
nasdaq.com logo3 MedTech Stocks Set to Rally in the Second Half
www.nasdaq.com - September 2 at 10:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 6:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Showcases New 125,000 Square Foot Regional Distribution Center
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VWR-US : August 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 3:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe VWR Foundation Approves Over $140,000 in Grants
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 9:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about VWR Corp.
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 9:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.17 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 6 at 7:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VWR-US : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 5 at 7:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) Will Announce Earnings of $0.46 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 12:28 PM
reuters.com logoLPC-VWR's US$7.75bn buyout loan on hold for post-summer sale
www.reuters.com - August 4 at 9:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. :VWR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 1:34 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-VWR Corp reports Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.49/shr
www.reuters.com - July 31 at 8:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 8:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR beats Street 2Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 8:01 AM
prnewswire.com logoToday's Research Report Coverage on Medical Labs Stocks -- VWR Corp., Quest Diagnostics, Laboratory Corp. of America, and PerkinElmer
www.prnewswire.com - July 27 at 9:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to VWR Corp. : July 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 9:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corp (VWR) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 7:45 AM
reuters.com logoLPC-Banks gear up to launch US$7.75bn debt for Avantor's VWR buy
www.reuters.com - July 25 at 8:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VWR-US : July 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:22 AM
bloomberg.com logoRecent PPL News
www.bloomberg.com - July 19 at 4:23 PM
reuters.com logoREFILE-LPC-Banks prep US$7.75bn debt for Avantor’s VWR buy
www.reuters.com - July 19 at 9:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in VWR Corporation (VWR) Decreases By 46.7%
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 7:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.16 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 15 at 9:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to VWR Corp. : July 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 15 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.44 Earnings Per Share Expected for VWR Corporation (VWR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 8:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVWR Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VWR-US : July 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 9:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVWR Corporation (VWR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 8:04 AM



VWR Corporation (VWR) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

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