Vca, Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

An animal healthcare services company operating in the United States, provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care and sell diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services.

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All-Star Players

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Wall Street

6 Outperform
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Top WOOF Bull/Bear Pitches

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tekennedy (93.61)
Submitted November 04, 2010

This company has consistantly high ROE with a low valuation and considerable room to grow. Their market leading position in a fragmented market will help ensure further economies of scale as growth continues. The business model of acquiring new… More

vetsuburb (< 20)
Submitted March 25, 2008

I know the industry and most of the analyst are wrong. This industry of pet animal health is rarely changed by the ecconomy. When a beloved pet is sick, money comes from somewhere to pay that bill. This is why over a billion dollars was spent last… More

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Member Avatar psuminer92 (62.85) Submitted: 8/19/2016 4:08:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $71.80 WOOF Score: +1.02

People love their Pets

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Member Avatar TurksFan (51.06) Submitted: 6/23/2015 3:56:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $23.50 WOOF Score: +133.72

This animal healthcare provider purchased veterinary clinics through out the U.S. at bargain prices during the economic downturn as individuals cut back on spending on their pets. As the economy turned, the increased sites have led to increased revenues. VCA has seen also an increase in same hospital sales. It's star asset, the diagnostic labs have increased revenue as people are willing to spend more on preventative care for their pets who have become family members.

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Member Avatar dcrednek (71.42) Submitted: 5/8/2015 12:20:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.38 WOOF Score: +294.23

Just ran the 12/31/14 numbers for CROIC and cash yield per share for WOOF. CROIC, defined as NI + Depr - CapEx/Total Equity + Total Liabilities - Current Liabilities, is 6.32%; not great but not aweful either. Cash Yield per Share (CYPS), defined as NI + Depr - CapEx/Total Common Outstanding is $1.63/share, or 3.2% at the 5/7/15 price of $51.08.

I think this stock is a bit overvalued given 10 yr Treasury yield is 2.19%. The company is definitely more volatile and far less secure than Treasuries (which isn't saying a whole lot), so an investor should demand a higher yield at the current price. I don't think there's much if any margin of safety built into the stock's price now relative to the company's forecasted growth rate. That said, veterinary medicine and vet science has been an expanding market worldwide, especially in the pet sector. Expansion will likely continue so make a note to track this one to see if valuations become more reasonable at some point in the future.

Leaderboard

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Score Leader

Teknikscian

Teknikscian (65.55) Score: +341.98

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in WOOF.

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Pick
Member Name Member
Rating
Start
Date
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Start
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Stock
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Index
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Teknikscian 65.55 10/3/2011 Outperform 5Y $15.74 +490.72% +148.74% +341.98 0 Comment
Billyja69 95.42 8/9/2011 Outperform 5Y $16.35 +468.69% +145.82% +322.86 0 Comment
creditimpress < 20 7/31/2012 Outperform 5Y $18.23 +410.04% +102.21% +307.83 0 Comment
JLeezy69 20.66 8/23/2011 Outperform 5Y $17.00 +446.94% +145.69% +301.25 0 Comment
beefangusbeef 65.33 8/20/2012 Outperform 5Y $18.79 +394.84% +97.49% +297.35 2 Comments
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. dcrednek 71.42 8/25/2011 11/1/2017 Outperform 1Y $17.38 +435.14% +140.90% +294.23 1 Comment
volumewhiz 33.59 11/13/2012 Outperform 3M $18.90 +391.96% +101.82% +290.13 0 Comment
DownUpStock 86.53 10/9/2012 Outperform 5Y $19.93 +366.53% +93.76% +272.77 0 Comment
ronnibeth 65.91 12/11/2012 Outperform 5Y $20.82 +346.59% +96.01% +250.58 0 Comment
mickmcmahon < 20 6/25/2012 Outperform 5Y $20.13 +361.90% +112.35% +249.55 0 Comment

Wall Street

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Player Name Player
Rating
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Score End Date Commentary
TrackJimCramer 85.34 5/13/2015 Outperform 3W $50.22 +85.15% +33.52% +51.63 0 Comment
TrackStifel 91.97 1/22/2013 Underperform NS $21.06 +341.50% +89.04% -252.46 0 Comment
TrackRaymondJame 92.30 7/20/2012 Outperform NS $21.35 +230.91% +65.00% +165.91 1/4/2017 @ $70.65 0 Comment
TrackPoisedTo < 20 5/23/2012 Outperform 5Y $20.89 +345.09% +113.65% +231.45 0 Comment
TrackBarrington 90.21 6/22/2011 Outperform NS $19.88 +367.71% +117.29% +250.42 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.34 11/15/2010 Underperform 3W $22.42 +124.00% +74.97% -49.02 5/13/2015 @ $50.22 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.34 12/4/2009 Outperform 3W $23.52 -4.68% +8.13% -12.80 11/16/2010 @ $22.42 0 Comment
TrackSunTrustRH 87.48 6/25/2009 Outperform NS $25.88 +259.27% +214.21% +45.06 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 77.14 9/30/2008 Underperform NS $28.97 -27.55% -26.64% +0.90 2/13/2009 @ $20.99 0 Comment
TrackWayneRogers 53.49 2/15/2008 Outperform 3M $32.52 +185.92% +116.25% +69.67 0 Comment
TrackDodgeCox 94.88 12/31/2007 Outperform NS $44.23 -32.35% -7.56% -24.80 6/13/2008 @ $29.92 1 Comment
TrackCLKing 68.97 12/5/2007 Outperform NS $41.05 -49.31% -25.87% -23.44 7/23/2010 @ $20.81 0 Comment
TrackRonBaron 79.26 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $41.75 +122.71% +92.55% +30.16 1 Comment
TrackJefferies 77.14 7/27/2007 Outperform NS $41.19 -29.67% -23.64% -6.03 9/30/2008 @ $28.97 0 Comment
TrackMorganKeeg 57.43 4/20/2007 Outperform NS $40.45 -52.56% -38.07% -14.48 1/7/2009 @ $19.19 0 Comment
TrackScottBleier < 20 1/13/2007 Outperform 3M $33.70 -43.53% -3.30% -40.23 11/9/2012 @ $19.03 0 Comment
TrackJPMorgan 88.70 1/5/2007 Outperform NS $31.77 -10.42% -15.93% +5.52 4/30/2010 @ $28.46 0 Comment
TrackRyanBeck < 20 11/28/2006 Outperform NS $31.34 +17.26% -5.71% +22.97 3/1/2007 @ $36.75 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.34 11/17/2006 Underperform 3W $31.71 -25.83% -20.75% +5.08 12/5/2009 @ $23.52 0 Comment

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