Will CVS Continue To Deliver Sustained Growth?

Noah Kiedrowski - INO.com Contributor - Biotech


CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) had recently capped off a fantastic 2015 performance in several metrics (EPS growth, revenue, dividends, share buybacks and acquisitions) that drive shareholder value. I posted that CVS presented a compelling investment opportunity in the healthcare space. This premise was based on the fact that CVS has been highly acquisitive, continues to deliver robust growth, growing its dividends over time and has an aggressive share buyback program. CVS recently reported a record year in 2015 and continues to drive and position itself for long-term success. With its recent acquisitions and partnerships, specifically, the acquisition Target’s pharmacies and Omnicare will significantly expand its footprint and ability to dispense prescriptions to the general public and in assisted living and long-term care facilities that serve the senior patient population. As the United States continues to absorb an aging population alongside growing overall healthcare costs, more specifically prescription drug costs, CVS looks poised to benefit and continue to outperform the broader market. 2015 was a record year for CVS and with a 21% boost in its dividend payout only underscores this premise. The release of its Q1 2016 earnings reiterates this premise and this company is maintaining its growth story. I content that CVS will continue to deliver sustained growth and position itself for long-term success to drive shareholder value. Continue reading "Will CVS Continue To Deliver Sustained Growth?"