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MEDTRONIC INC (MDT)

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Tags: health care, medical devices

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic was founded in 1949. Beginning with the development of the heart pacemaker in the 1950s, we have assembled a broad and diverse portfolio of progressive technology expertise both through internal development of core technologies as well as acquisitions. We currently function in seven operating segments that manufacture and sell device-based medical therapies. Our operating segments are: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Spinal, ... More

Key statistics

Most recent Growth rate (CAGR)
1 year5 years10 years
Book value of equity per share $18.77 10.5% 10.7% 10.6%
      including aggregate dividends 16.9% 15.7% 14.1%
EPS $3.73 14% 13.9% 9.5%
Annual dividends $1.80 7.4% 11.5% 15%
Share price $58.30
Most recent Median
1 year5 years10 years
ROE 20.6% 19.9% 20.4% 20.8%
ROA 10.8% 10.2% 10.5% 11.2%
P/B ratio 3.11 2.6 2.5 3.7
P/E ratio 15.63 14.1 13.7 20.7
Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Wealth of ongoing shareholders per share

A company creates wealth for its long-term shareholders in 2 main ways - through dividend payments and through the accumulation of retained earnings. This graph shows the accumulation of per-share equity of long-term shareholders (green bars), which consists of the retained earnings plus all capital invested in the company, and the cumulative dividends the company has paid over time per share of its stock (blue bars).

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - ROE and ROA - return on equity and return on assets

In the words of Warren Buffett: "We're looking for... businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt."

Return on equity is a key metric of financial performance, indicating a company's ability to generate earnings using shareholder capital. Over time, ROE is one of the major determinants of the rate at which a company creates shareholder wealth. The average ROE for large U.S. companies is 12%, and many investors use it as a threshold for attractive investments.

Companies can boost ROE by increasing leverage, which reduces the safety of the investment. Therefore, it is useful to look at the return on assets (ROA), which measures a company's earning power regardless of its capital structure. A widening gap between ROE and ROA may be a warning sign that should be thoroughly investigated.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - EPS - earnings per share

Earnings per share is a popular metric used to value a company (using P/E ratio); growth in EPS is often used to judge company growth potential. However, many investors believe that EPS is an inferior metric to ROE, because it ignores the amount of capital the company used to generate earnings.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Equity and intangible assets

Balance sheets of many companies contain intangible assets such as goodwill, trademarks, patents, etc. Many investors consider intangibles more difficult to value than physical assets. If intangible assets had been valued incorrectly, they must be impaired, resulting in a loss charged against shareholder equity. This chart demonstrates the potential loss to shareholder equity from such impairments.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Long-term debt to equity ratio

Companies often use debt financing to increase their return on equity. However, as the amount of debt financing increases relative to the amount of equity financing, the company becomes more sensitive to down turns and other negative events. As a result, many investors use the ratio of debt to equity as a measure of a company's financial risk, and avoid companies that have this ratio above 1.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Equity to assets ratio

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Common stock dilution

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - DuPont analysis

DuPont analysis provides insight into factors affecting the Return On Equity of a company. The DuPont equation decomposes ROE as follows:

ROE = (Net margin) * (Asset turnover) * (Asset to equity ratio)

Net margin indicates operating efficiency, Asset turnover measures the total asset use efficiency, and the Asset to equity ratio is a measure of financial leverage.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Dividend payout ratio

The dividend payout ratio tells investors what percentage of earnings a company returns to shareholders, and what percentage it retains and reinvests. This ratio represents a major capital allocation decision by the company, and can be used to judge management rationality. Rational management should pay out all earnings that cannot be productively reinvested. Therefore, a low dividend payout ratio for a profitable company with a low growth potential may be a warning sign.

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - Price to book ratio

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Medtronic Inc (MDT) - PE - price to equity ratio

P/E ratio is a popular way of making a quick judgment of a company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - often seek solid companies with low P/E ratios as investment opportunities. However, P/E ratio represents an oversimplified approach to business valuation, and can often lead to incorrect investment decisions.

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