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Becton Dickinson (Becton Dickinson) Financial Strength

: 5 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Becton Dickinson has the Financial Strength Rank of 5.

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors:

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Becton Dickinson's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 4.62. Becton Dickinson's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 0.86. As of today, Becton Dickinson's Altman Z-Score is 2.43.


Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Instruments & Supplies subindustry, Becton Dickinson's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength data, can be viewed below:

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Becton Dickinson Financial Strength Distribution

For the Medical Devices & Instruments industry and Healthcare sector, Becton Dickinson's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Becton Dickinson's Financial Strength falls into.



Becton Dickinson Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Becton Dickinson's Interest Expense for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $-111 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $513 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $14,094 Mil.

Becton Dickinson's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/Interest Expense (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=-1*513/-111
=4.62

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Becton Dickinson's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(2016 + 14094) / 18824
=0.86

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Becton Dickinson has a Z-score of 2.43, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Becton Dickinson is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may faces bankrupcy risk.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 2.43 is in the grey area. This implies that the company is under some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.8, the company may face bankruptcy risk.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Becton Dickinson  (NYSE:BDX) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Becton Dickinson has the Financial Strength Rank of 5.


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Becton Dickinson (Becton Dickinson) Business Description

Address
1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA, 07417-1880
Becton, Dickinson is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of medical surgical products, such as needles, syringes, and sharps-disposal units. The company also manufactures pre-filled devices, diagnostic instruments and reagents, as well as flow cytometry and cell-imaging systems. BD Medical is nearly half of the total business, while BD Life Sciences (26% of estimated 2023 revenue) and BD Interventional (25%) account for the remainder. International revenue accounts for 43% of the company's business.
Executives
Michael David Garrison officer: EVP and President Medical BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Richard Byrd officer: EVP & President Interventional BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Claire Fraser director C/O BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07465
David Hickey officer: EVP & President, Life Sciences BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Joanne Waldstreicher director C/O STRUCTURE THERAPEUTICS INC., 611 GATEWAY BLVD, SUITE 223, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Michelle Quinn officer: EVP and Acting General Counsel 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
David Shan officer: EVP, Integrated Supply Chain 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Roland Goette officer: EVP and President, EMEA BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Christopher Delorefice officer: EVP & CFO BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Polen Thomas E Jr officer: Executive Vice President BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Samrat S. Khichi officer: EVP and General Counsel C/O CATALENT, INC., 14 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, SOMERSET NJ 08873
Rishi Grover officer: EVP and Chief ISC Officer BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Pavan Kumar Mocherla officer: EVP and President Greater Asia BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
James C Lim officer: Executive Vice President BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Thomas J Spoerel officer: VP Controller & Chief Acct Off BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, 1 BECTON DRIVE, FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417

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