VCA Company Profile (NASDAQ:WOOF)


VCA logoVCA Inc. is an animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through five segments: animal hospitals (Animal Hospital), veterinary diagnostic laboratories (Laboratory), veterinary medical technology (Medical Technology), Vetstreet and Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc. (Camp Bow Wow). Its Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. Its Laboratory segment provides diagnostic laboratory testing services for veterinarians. Its Medical Technology segment sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment; provides education and training on the use of that equipment; provides consulting and mobile imaging services, and sells software and ancillary services to the veterinary market. Its Vetstreet segment provides a range of services to the veterinary community. Its Camp Bow Wow business franchises a provider of pet services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Veterinary Services
  • Sub-Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WOOF
  • CUSIP: 91819410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $7.56 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 81,269,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $92.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $92.16
  • 52 Week Range: $59.51 - $93.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.41
  • P/E Growth: 2.64
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.72 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.78
  • Book Value: $19.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.70
  • EBIDTA: $532 million
  • Net Margins: 8.00%
  • Return on Equity: 15.54%
  • Return on Assets: 7.36%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.78%
  • Current Ratio: 1.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.83%
  • Average Volume: 401,558 shs.
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Short Ratio: 3.79

Frequently Asked Questions for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

What is VCA's stock symbol?

VCA trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WOOF."

How were VCA's earnings last quarter?

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. The company earned $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.87 earnings per share. View VCA's Earnings History.

When will VCA make its next earnings announcement?

VCA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VCA.

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

8 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for VCA's stock. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $93.00. On average, they anticipate VCA's stock price to reach $89.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for VCA.

Are investors shorting VCA?

VCA saw a decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,280,928 shares, a decrease of 22.4% from the August 15th total of 1,649,871 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 474,490 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of VCA's key competitors?

Who are VCA's key executives?

VCA's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert L. Antin, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tomas W. Fuller, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary
  • Josh Drake, President - Antech Diagnostics
  • Arthur J. Antin, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Neil Tauber, Senior Vice President - Development
  • John M. Baumer, Independent Director
  • John B. Chickering Jr., Independent Director
  • John A. Heil, Independent Director
  • Frank Reddick III, Independent Director

Who owns VCA stock?

VCA's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.86%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.76%), State Street Corp (3.09%), Pentwater Capital Management LP (2.56%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.44%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (2.19%). Company insiders that own VCA stock include Arthur J Antin, John B Chickering Jr, Josh Drake and Neil Tauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for VCA.

Who sold VCA stock? Who is selling VCA stock?

VCA's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Citigroup Inc., Pentwater Capital Management LP, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Nicholas Company Inc., Westpac Banking Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Alpine Global Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for VCA.

Who bought VCA stock? Who is buying VCA stock?

VCA's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Glazer Capital LLC, State Street Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for VCA.

How do I buy VCA stock?

Shares of VCA 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 VCA's stock price today?

One share of VCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $92.98.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VCA (NASDAQ WOOF)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  187 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  328
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about VCA 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 VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $89.80 (3.42% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$93.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$93.00LowView Rating Details
2/16/2017Benchmark Co.DowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/26/2017CL KingDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$76.00 -> $93.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Earnings by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Earnings History by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ WOOF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.94$0.96$735.75 million$743.13 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.76$0.73$679.92 million$678.25 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q416$0.60$0.58$642.28 million$643.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.81$0.79$667.13 million$659.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.82$0.87$637.18 million$653.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.61$0.66$556.03 million$563.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.45$0.50$532.85 million$533.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.67$0.68$554.21 million$551.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.65$0.70$538.06 million$548.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.50$0.50$498.50 million$499.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.37$0.37$474.54 million$479.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.52$0.56$493.35 million$499.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.54$0.55$491.19 million$489.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.42$0.42$456.11 million$449.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.45$0.45$464.90 million$464.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.45$0.50$469.81 million$465.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.37$0.40$432.76 million$438.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.24$0.24$416.78 million$418.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.36$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.45$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.32$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.25$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.38$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.35$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.21$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.23
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.72$0.75$0.74
Q2 20173$0.93$0.99$0.95
Q3 20173$0.86$0.89$0.88
Q4 20173$0.64$0.69$0.66
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.52%
Insider Trades by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/16/2016Arthur J AntinCOOSell34,000$69.03$2,347,020.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016John B Chickering JrDirectorSell2,302$70.85$163,096.70View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Josh DrakeInsiderSell2,091$66.05$138,110.55View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Neil TauberVPSell50,000$64.24$3,212,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Arthur J AntinCOOSell200,000$64.04$12,808,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Josh DrakeinsiderSell14,561$56.36$820,657.96View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Josh DrakeInsiderSell2,199$33.87$74,480.13View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Frank ReddickDirectorSell10,000$30.32$303,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Josh DrakeInsiderSell13,852$30.33$420,131.16View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Arthur AntinCOOSell55,000$29.11$1,601,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Neil TauberVPSell50,000$29.09$1,454,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Robert AntinCEOSell97,500$29.17$2,844,075.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Tomas FullerCFOSell47,500$28.91$1,373,225.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Arthur AntinCOOSell55,000$28.69$1,577,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Neil TauberVPSell50,000$28.68$1,434,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Robert AntinCEOSell97,500$28.68$2,796,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Tomas FullerCFOSell47,500$28.68$1,362,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Josh DrakeInsiderSell7,802$28.80$224,697.60View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013John B Chickering JrDirectorSell1,625$24.67$40,088.75View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Frank ReddickDirectorSell6,673$24.91$166,224.43View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Latest Headlines for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)
DateHeadline logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Short Interest Down 22.4% in August - September 17 at 1:20 AM logoCandy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 15 in Houston area - September 13 at 9:17 PM logoMars, Incorporated Completes Acquisition of VCA Inc. (WOOF) - September 13 at 9:17 PM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - September 13 at 6:02 PM logoMars, Incorporated Completes Acquisition of VCA Inc. - September 12 at 12:18 PM logoVCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Oregon Wildfires - September 8 at 10:33 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades VCA Inc. (WOOF) to Buy - September 7 at 12:24 PM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - September 6 at 11:31 AM logoCamp Bow Wow Inspires Consumers to #GiveAFetch through New Campaign - September 6 at 10:23 AM logoVCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas - September 1 at 11:15 AM logoVCA, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:WOOF) : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 11:15 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - September 1 at 11:13 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - August 31 at 11:22 AM logoMars, Incorporated Receives U.S. Federal Trade Commission Clearance for Acquisition of VCA - August 30 at 4:07 PM logoVCA Inc (WOOF) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - August 30 at 4:28 AM logoVCA, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WOOF-US : August 28, 2017 - August 29 at 9:51 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - August 25 at 9:42 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - August 24 at 9:44 AM logoTenet Healthcare (THC) Catches Eye: Stock Up 14.6% - August 22 at 7:56 AM logoMajor Donation from Local Benefactor and VCA Charities Will Be Distributed by VCA Animal Hospitals of Colorado to Three Animal Welfare and Military Nonprofits - August 18 at 8:53 AM logoVCA Animal Hospitals and Zoetis Partner on a Successful Clinical Study on New-to-Market Clavamox® Chewable Antibiotic Tablets - August 15 at 8:21 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about VCA Inc. - August 14 at 8:28 AM logoIHS Markit Score upgrades VCA Inc to 82 out of 100, despite ranking positively in only one IHS Markit category. - August 10 at 3:56 PM logoVCA Sponsors Clear the Shelters - August 9 at 9:16 AM logoWhy Liberty Interactive Corp (QVCA), Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks - August 8 at 4:54 PM logoVCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 5 at 7:18 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research - August 1 at 11:08 AM logoPresident Trump's Breaking of This 148-Year Streak Won't Slow This Trend One Bit - July 30 at 7:23 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS - July 27 at 5:21 PM logoVCA Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 27 at 9:36 AM logoVCA tops Street 2Q forecasts - July 27 at 9:36 AM logoBidaskClub Downgrades VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) to Sell - July 24 at 11:32 PM logo$735.75 Million in Sales Expected for VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) This Quarter - July 22 at 12:04 PM logoVCA Charities’ “Pennies for Pets” Campaign Raises Nearly $450,000 for Pets in Need - July 18 at 10:00 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for VCA Inc. (WOOF) - July 15 at 7:33 AM logoETFs with exposure to VCA, Inc. : July 13, 2017 - July 14 at 10:02 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 11 at 7:50 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - July 6 at 3:20 PM logoETFs with exposure to VCA, Inc. : June 30, 2017 - July 1 at 9:08 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Strong-Buy - June 29 at 3:08 PM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 29 at 11:54 AM logoCamp Bow Wow Introduces Public Protector Discount Inspired by Selfless Pet Saving Heroes - June 28 at 3:04 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect VCA Inc. (WOOF) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $735.75 Million - June 25 at 7:30 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share - June 24 at 12:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to VCA, Inc. : June 19, 2017 - June 20 at 9:18 AM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub - June 17 at 3:32 PM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 16 at 11:14 AM logoReviewing H&R Block (HRB) and VCA (WOOF) - June 15 at 12:32 PM logoVCA Inc. (WOOF) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest - June 14 at 7:10 AM logoVCA Inc (WOOF) Upgraded at BidAskClub - June 9 at 11:26 PM



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