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Baxter International Inc BAX Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 45.16
  • Sector Healthcare
  • Industry Medical Instruments & Supplies
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 45.13  –  46.66
  • Year Range 43.99  –  89.70
  • Market Cap 22.7661 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.9 Mil /  5.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.54
  • Price / Book 4.11
  • Forward Div Yield 2.57%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.55%

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Baxter Announces Renal Spinoff to Unlock Value in Discounted Shares

Julie Utterback Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback |

As previously signaled, Baxter unveiled divestiture plans, including spinning off its kidney care businesses (renal care and acute care segments that represent roughly 30% of Baxter sales) within the next 12-18 months and exploring strategic alternatives for its BioPharma Solutions business (about 5% of sales) that provides contract manufacturing services and has limited synergies with its other operations. Given that the value of the kidney spinoff will represent nearly all the value of these planned divestitures and flow directly to shareholders tax free, we expect to maintain our $85 fair value estimate for the combined entity at first glance. Despite the Jan. 6 share movement, we think these actions to increase strategic focus through divestitures and then improve underlying execution suggest a desire to unlock shareholder value and reinforce our Exemplary capital allocation rating. Also, considering recent share prices well below the full entity's intrinsic value, we think long-term investors should consider share weakness as an opportunity to invest in this narrow-moat medical supplier at a cheap price.

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Baxter offers a variety of medical instruments and supplies to caregivers. It enhanced its portfolio of hospital-focused offerings by acquiring Hillrom in late 2021. Legacy Baxter offers tools to help patients with acute and chronic kidney failure. It also sells a variety of injectable therapies for use in care settings, such as IV pumps, administrative sets, and solutions; nutritional products; and surgical sealants and hemostatic agents. The company offers contract manufacturing services to pharmaceutical companies. The Hillrom transaction has added basic equipment, including hospital beds, to the portfolio, although about half of Hillrom's 2021 revenue came from more digitally connected offerings like its smart beds and Voalte medical communications app.

One Baxter Parkway
Deerfield, IL, 60015
Industry Medical Instruments & Supplies
Employees 60,000

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BAX’s price/sales is 1.54.
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