CERN:NGS-Cerner Corporation

EQUITY | Application Software | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing

USD 53.88

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Market Cap

USD 17.00B

Volume

1.50M

Analyst Target

USD 65.95
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About

Cerner Corp is a supplier of health care information technology, and offers software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs. Industry/Classification (Application Software) Market Performance vs. Exchange (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 2.75% 25% F 30% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 2.75% 24% F 30% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -26.09% 24% F 31% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -26.09% 24% F 30% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -2.36% 40% F 44% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -2.36% 39% F 39% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.14% 32% F 45% F
Dividend Return 3.14% 31% F 39% F
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 18.94% 84% B 66% D
Risk Adjusted Return 16.58% 34% F 38% F
Market Capitalization 17.00B 96% A 97% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification (Application Software) Ratio vs. Market (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 26.90 34% F 21% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.64 51% F 28% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 3.24 57% F 30% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 26.03 41% F 18% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 17.02% 79% C+ 81% B-
Return on Invested Capital 15.46% 79% C+ 81% B-
Return on Assets 12.71% 91% A- 92% A-
Debt to Equity Ratio 9.50% 77% C+ 78% C+

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Analyst Rating

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This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.