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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA: DaVita's 2021 Outlook Looks Much Better Than Fresenius Outlook; DaVita Shares Mildly Rich

Symbols
FMS
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
Current Price
$38.60
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Fresenius Medical Care is the largest dialysis company in the world, treating about 345,000 patients in roughly 4,000 clinics across the globe as of December 2019. In addition to providing dialysis services, the firm is a leading supplier of dialysis products, including machines, dialyzers, and concentrates. Fresenius accounts for about 35% of the global dialysis products market and benefits from being the world's only fully integrated dialysis business. Services account for roughly 80% of firmwide revenue, including care coordination and ancillary operations, while products account for the other roughly 20%. Products typically enjoy a higher margin, making them a strong contributor to the bottom line.

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Analyst Profile

Julie Utterback

Senior Analyst
Julie Utterback is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers life sciences firms in the healthcare industry.Utterback initially joined Morningstar in 2005 as an equity analyst in the healthcare industry. At that time, she covered medical technology companies, including orthopedic device, medical equipment, and cardiac device firms. In 2010, she joined Morningstar's credit research team, initiating coverage on the entire healthcare industry and generally helping the organization expand and maintain its credit coverage across many industries. She held that senior credit analyst role until rejoining the equity team in April 2019.Prior to joining Morningstar, Utterback was an equity analyst at State Farm Insurance for several years. She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.