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DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 21 and a Sell Date of March 4 has resulted in a geometric average return of 7.66% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 16 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success, but the return underperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 0.65% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

DaVita is the largest provider of dialysis services in the United States, boasting market share that eclipses 35% when measured by both patients and clinics. The firm operates about 3,000 facilities worldwide, mostly in the U.S., and treats over 235,000 patients globally each year. Government payers dominate U.S. dialysis reimbursement. DaVita receives approximately 69% of U.S. sales at government ( primarily Medicare) reimbursement rates, with the remaining 31% coming from commercial insurers. However, while commercial insurers represented only about 10% of the U.S. patients treated, they represent nearly all of the profits generated by DaVita in the U.S. dialysis business.

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