Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

NMC Health Plc provides healthcare services in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with reasonable growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has NMC Health's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NMC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Healthcare


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Healthcare


GB Market

Return vs Industry: NMC underperformed the UK Healthcare industry which returned -27.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NMC underperformed the UK Market which returned -22.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%4.3%6.0%
30 Day0%-15.9%-20.3%
90 Day-48.3%-32.8%-28.1%
1 Year-58.6%-58.9%-26.6%-27.8%-18.6%-22.7%
3 Year-46.1%-47.0%-44.1%-46.5%-13.4%-24.6%
5 Year48.4%44.1%-11.1%-15.8%1.3%-22.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is NMC Health's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is NMC Health undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NMC (£9.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£44.3)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NMC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NMC is good value based on its PE Ratio (9x) compared to the Healthcare industry average (17.4x).

PE vs Market: NMC is good value based on its PE Ratio (9x) compared to the UK market (12.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NMC is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NMC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the GB Healthcare industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is NMC Health forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NMC's forecast earnings growth (17.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: NMC's earnings (17.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (15.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: NMC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: NMC's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NMC's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NMC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.7%)

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Past Performance

How has NMC Health performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NMC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NMC's current net profit margins (11.4%) are lower than last year (12.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NMC's earnings have grown significantly by 29.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NMC's earnings growth over the past year (25.9%) is below its 5-year average (29.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NMC earnings growth over the past year (25.9%) exceeded the Healthcare industry 19.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: NMC's Return on Equity (16.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is NMC Health's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NMC's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($887.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: NMC's short term assets ($1.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NMC's debt to equity ratio (124.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NMC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 78.6% to 124.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NMC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.6%).

Interest Coverage: NMC's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: NMC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: NMC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).

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What is NMC Health's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NMC's dividend (1.87%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.7%).

High Dividend: NMC's dividend (1.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (7.3%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, NMC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NMC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.8%), NMC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NMC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (15% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Michael Davis



Mr. Michael Brenden Davis has been Chief Operations Officer of Healthcare at NMC Health Plc since August 2017 and Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 26, 2020. Mr. Davis has been a Director of N ...

Board Members

Faisal Belhoul
Executive Chairmanno datano datano data
Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb Almheiri
Independent Non-Executive Director5.75yrsno data0.0058% $113.6k
Patrick Meade
Independent Non Executive Director8yrsno data0.0071% $139.8k
Jonathan Bomford
Senior Independent Non-Executive Directorno datano data0.0096% $187.6k
Ayesha Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director5.75yrsno datano data
Tarek Alnabulsi
Independent Non-Executive Director0.92yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: NMC's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: NMC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

NMC Health Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: NMC Health Plc
  • Ticker: NMC
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: UK£1.958b
  • Shares outstanding: 208.70m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • NMC Health Plc
  • Devonshire House
  • Level 1
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1J 8AJ
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NMCLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPApr 2012
NMCLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPApr 2012
NMMC.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDApr 2012


NMC Health Plc provides healthcare services in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Healthcare, and Distribution & Services. It owns and manages approximately 200 healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, long term care facilities, day surgery centers, fertility clinics, and home health services providers. The company offers medical services comprising diagnostic, and in and outpatient services, as well as research and medical services in the field of gynecology, obstetrics, and human reproduction; and management services in respect of hospitals, as well as retails pharmaceutical goods. It also trades in pharmaceutical goods, medical equipment, cosmetics, and food products. NMC Health Plc was founded in 1975 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/29 23:00
End of Day Share Price2020/02/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.