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Financial Strength : 6/10

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Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Preferred stocks of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FMCMF67.800.00
FME3.Germany54.200.96
FMSPR0.001.06ADR

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Dividend Yield 1.06
FMSPR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FMSPR: 1.06 )
FMSPR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.06

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.06
FMSPR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. FMSPR: 1.06 )
FMSPR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.06

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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Traded in other countries:FMCMF.USA, FMEA.Germany, FME.Germany, FMEN.Germany, FME3.Germany, FMCQF.USA
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA was originally incorporated on August 5, 1996. It is a kidney dialysis company, operating in both the field of dialysis products and the field of dialysis services. The Company's dialysis business is vertically integrated, providing dialysis treatment at its own dialysis clinics and supplying these clinics with a range of products. In addition, it sells dialysis products to other dialysis service providers. It also develops and manufactures equipment, systems and disposable products, which it sells to customers in over 120 countries. It offers life-maintaining and life-saving dialysis services and products in a market which is characterized by a favorable demographic development. It provides expanded and enhanced patient services, including renal pharmaceutical products and laboratory services, to both its own clinics and those of third parties. The Company has developed disease state management methodologies, which involve the coordination of holistic patient care for ESRD patients and which are attractive to managed care payors. It provides ESRD and chronic kidney disease management programs to about 4,000 patients. The Company's clinics also provide services for home dialysis patients, the majority of whom receive peritoneal dialysis treatment. It also provides dialysis services under contract to hospitals in the U.S. on an 'as needed' basis for hospitalized ESRD patients and for patients suffering from acute kidney failure. The Company provides laboratory testing and marketing services in the U.S. through Spectra Laboratories (Spectra). Spectra provides blood, urine and other bodily fluid testing services to determine the appropriate individual dialysis therapy for a patient and to assist physicians in determining whether a dialysis patient's therapy regimen, diet and medicines remain optimal. The Company's main trademarks are the name 'Fresenius' and the 'F' logo'. The Company's competitors in the sale of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis products include, Baxter International Inc., Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co. Ltd., Bellco S.r.l., B. Braun Melsungen AG, Nipro Corporation Ltd., Nikkiso Co., Ltd., Terumo Corporation, Kawasumi Laboratories Inc., Fuso Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., and Toray Industries, Inc. The Company's operations are subject to extensive governmental regulation by virtually every country in which it operates including the U.S., at the federal, state and local levels.

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