Boston Scientific Stock (NYSE: BSX) is down 3% in one month, compared to the -5% return of the broad S&P500 index. The company reported mixed Q4 results last month, with revenue down but earnings missing consensus estimates. Still, the BSX stock remained higher due to better-than-expected guidance for 2023. However, we believe BSX stock is fully valued.
Boston Scientific’s Revenue $11.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, reflecting an increase of 3.7% year-on-year, driven by growth in both its segments – Cardiovascular and MedSurge. The company is benefiting from market share gains for its left atrial appendage closure device — Watchman — with sales expected to grow 22% annually to $1.0 billion in 2022, compared to just $829 million in 2021 and $324 million in 2020 . Boston Scientific also sees strong sales growth in electrophysiology, with biologicals growing 18% in 2022, and this trend is expected to continue in the near term.
The company guides its sales to grow between 5% and 7% in 2023 and its adjusted EPS to be between $1.86 and $1.93. It expects operating margin improvement of 50 basis points in 2023. Our model considers the company’s mid-term guidance. Single-digit top-line growth and low double-digit bottom-line growth, partially driven by lower operating expenses.
But, given the valuation, at its current level of $47, the BSX stock is already trading at 24x its past three-year average of $1.92 (which is at the high end of the guided range). is aligned, meaning that the BSX stock is fully valued. we guess Boston Scientific Evaluation About $49 per share, slightly above the current market price. Due to expected growth in operating margin in the coming years, this represents a 25x forward P/E multiple, which is slightly above its aforementioned historical average.
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