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logoMorningstarFebruary 17, 2021

Patterson Companies, Inc.: Patterson Delivers Strong Quarter, but No Guidance From Gun-Shy Management; Increasing FVE to $21

Symbols
PDCO
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
Current Price
$32.95
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Patterson is a leading dental distributor and wholesaler of consumable products and equipment operating through two business segments, Patterson Dental and Patterson Animal Health. The firm offers dental and veterinary practice management products, including office software products, technical, financial, and educational services, primarily to two highly fragmented market segments throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company began as a dental distributor in 1877 and expanded to become a major supplier of animal health products to vets and production companies through an acquisition of Animal Health International in 2015. Patterson also has a presence in the U.K. animal health market.

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Analyst Profile

Soo Romanoff

Equity Analyst
Tancrede Fulop, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar Holland BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers European utilities.Before joining Morningstar in early 2017, Fulop worked for Schlumberger Business Consulting as a financial and economist analyst. Previously, he was a senior research associate covering European utilities for Raymond James from 2011 to 2015.Fulop holds a master’s degree in finance from the University Paris II Pantheon-Assas. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.