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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.: West Pharmaceuticals Continues To Be a Key Leader in the Drug Packaging Market

Symbols
WST
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
Current Price
$234.99
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

West Pharmaceutical Services is a Pennsylvania-based medical supplies company that operates as a key supplier to firms in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generic drug industries. West develops, manufactures, and distributes elastomer-based supplies for the containment and administration of injectable drugs, including basic equipment such as syringes, stoppers, and plungers, along with somewhat more complicated devices including auto-injectors and other self-injection platforms. The company reports in two segments: proprietary products (82% of 2021 sales) and contract-manufactured products (18%). It generates 55% of its revenue from international markets and 45% from the United States.

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Analyst Profile

Damien Conover

Sector Director
Damien Conover, CFA, is director of healthcare equity research for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He is also director of equity strategy, responsible for helping to shape, package, and surface research based on Morningstar's investment philosophy by working closely with the firm's North American sector strategists and directors.Before joining Morningstar in 2007, Conover was an equity research analyst covering the healthcare sector for Raymond James, Bank of Montreal, and Tucker Anthony.Conover holds bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from the University of Wisconsin and was a member of its Applied Security Analysis Program. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.