Express Scripts Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (ESRX)
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- ESRX's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 17.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 125.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Health Care Providers & Services industry. The net income increased by 73.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $290.40 million to $504.10 million.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 405.63% to $2,690.50 million when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 405.63%, EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 1130.82%.
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