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How Does Patterson Companies Compare to Its Peers?

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Patterson Companies and its peers

In this article, we’ll compare Patterson Companies against its peers. The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Patterson Companies (PDCO), Henry Schein (HSIC), DENTSPLY International (XRAY), and VCA (WOOF) are 23.6x, 27.1x, 31.5x, and 25.9x, respectively, as of November 24, 2015.

The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Patterson Companies, Henry Schein, DENTSPLY, and VCA, are 3.0x, 4.4x, 3.8x, and 3.8x, respectively.

Thus, peers have outperformed Patterson Companies based on PE and PBV.

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ETFs that invest in Patterson Companies

The SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF (XHS) invests 2.3% of its holdings in Patterson Companies.

The iShares MSCI USA ESG Select Social Index Fund (KLD) invests 2.2% of its holdings in Patterson Companies. The ETF tracks an index of 250 companies with high environmental, social, and governance (or ESG) factor scores as calculated by MSCI.

The Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Health Care ETF (RYH) invests 1.9% of its holdings in Patterson Companies. The ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US healthcare companies taken from the S&P 500 Index.

Comparison of Patterson Companies and its ETFs

Now let’s look at a comparison between Patterson Companies and ETFs that invest in it:

  • The year-to-date price movements of Patterson Companies, XHS, KLD, and RYH are -3.2%, 4.3%, 0.70%, and 6.3%, respectively.
  • The PE ratios of Patterson Companies, XHS, KLD, and RYH are 23.6x, 46.4x, 20.3x, and 29.7x, respectively.
  • The PBV ratios of Patterson Companies, XHS, KLD, and RYH are 3.0x, 2.8x, 3.7x, and 3.8x, respectively.

Thus, ETFs have outperformed Patterson Companies based on price movement, PE, and PBV.

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