Virtus Health's share price dips

There's plenty to like about this IVF provider and with the share price down since our last review, it's time to upgrade.

After a few months of heady growth, IVF provider Virtus Health's share price is back where it was when it released its interim result in February. The company continues to face volatile IVF cycle growth and is losing market share. Nonetheless, Virtus remains the market leader, has excellent returns on capital and throws off plenty of cash. The stock now sports a price-earnings ratio of 15 based on consensus estimates for 2017 earnings and a free cash flow yield of 8.2% – not to mention a fully franked dividend yield of 5.3%. Having pushed below our recommended Buy price, we're upgrading to BUY.

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Disclosure: The author owns shares in Virtus Health.

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