Cardinal Health (CAH) Stock Analysis

by | Dividend Aristocrats

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Dispensing Medications
Healthcare

 Cardinal Health Dividend

The Cardinal Health dividend has been paid continuously since 1983. There is some discrepancy as to the exact number of consecutive years of dividend increases. However, its considered a Dividend Aristocrat and is included in the Proshares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL).

Current Dividend Annualized: $1.96

Cardinal Health (CAH) Intrinsic Value – Margin of Safety Analysis            

(updated August 2021)

Normalized Diluted EPS (TTM):  $2.08
Cash Flow From Operations (CFO) Per Share (TTM)): $8.26
Free Cash Flow Per Share (TTM): $6.90

Estimated Intrinsic Value: $69

Target Buy Price Based on Required Margin of Safety =  $49
(Required Margin of Safety Based On Risk Stability Grade:

A = 10%, B = 20%, C = 30%, D = 40%, F = 50%)

Target SELL Price Based on Estimated Intrinsic Value = $72
(Allow Overvaluation Adjusted by Risk Stability Grade:

A = 20%, B = 15%, C = 10%, D = 5%, F = 0%)

 

Risk / Stability Grade: D

A grade indicates a quality company with a strong balance sheet, high earnings quality, and a positive business environment. These stocks require the slimmest margin of safety within the stock universe.

B grade indicates a company with a good balance sheet, good earning quality, and a stable business environment. The margin of safety required should be greater than stocks with an A grade but less than the average stock.

C grade indicates a company with a sufficient balance sheet, at least average earnings quality, and a reasonably stable business environment. The margin of safety required is greater than A & B stocks, but less than D & F stocks.

D grade indicates a company in good standing but has issues that could affect its stability and long term risks. D rated stocks should require a large margin of safety when purchased.

F grade indicates a company with significant issues that are currently affecting its stability and long term risks. Require an extremely large margin of safety for F rated stocks when purchased.

 

Financial Risk Grade: C

A grade indicates an extremely low probability of a dividend cut. This rating is reserved for companies with strong balance sheets and/or excellent dividend histories.

B grade indicates a very low probability for a dividend cut.

C grade indicates a low probability for a dividend cut and/or average safety risk.

D grade indicates there are issues that should be considered concerning future dividend payments.

F grade indicates serious dividend safety risks. Investors should complete comprehensive due diligence before investing.

 

Earnings Quality Grade:  C+

A grade indicates earnings quality is high or far above average.

B grade indicates earnings quality is good and/or above average.

C grade indicates earnings quality is acceptable or average.

D grade indicates earnings quality is poor and requires thoughtful due diligence.

F grade indicates the quality of the earnings is poor or far below average requiring serious due diligence.

Earnings Report: 6/30/21

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Company Description

Sector: Health Care
Industry: Medical Distribution

Cardinal Health (CAH) is a major distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to pharmacies and hospitals. It is also a major logistical partner for many branded manufacturers, providing market forecasting, product production, inventory efficiency, and distribution services to these players. Its largest retail pharmacy customer is CVS Health retail pharmacy operations.

CAH is a healthcare and medical products distributor to 24,000 Pharmacies, 5600 pharmaceutical and medical suppliers, support more than 40 thousand physician offices, and 2 million home healthcare patients. The company manufactures or sources nearly 400,000 individual consumer healthcare, home medical equipment, and over-the-counter products. 

With close to 50,000 employees you might say Cardinal Health is the “everywhere” healthcare company. From the company annual report: “Cardinal Health helps customers reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve quality, outcomes and access. From hospitals to home and everywhere in between, we serve the entire continuum of care with logistics, business, product and patient solutions”.

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Disclaimer:
While Arbor Investment Planner has used reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of third-party information presented herein. The sole purpose of this analysis is information. Nothing presented herein is, or is intended to constitute investment advice. Consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions.

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