Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative, and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary service departments of nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States.
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Healthcare Services Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HCSG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: HCSG underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 6.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HCSG underperformed the US Market which returned 4.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Healthcare Services Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIncome Investors Should Know That Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
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Is Healthcare Services Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HCSG ($27.55) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($23.51)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HCSG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HCSG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.7x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (27x).
PE vs Market: HCSG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.7x) compared to the US market (16.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HCSG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HCSG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).
How is Healthcare Services Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCSG's forecast earnings growth (16.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: HCSG's earnings (16.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HCSG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HCSG's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HCSG's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: HCSG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.5%).
How has Healthcare Services Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HCSG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HCSG's current net profit margins (3.5%) are lower than last year (4.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HCSG's earnings have grown by 14.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HCSG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HCSG had negative earnings growth (-22.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (0.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HCSG's Return on Equity (14%) is considered low.
How is Healthcare Services Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HCSG's short term assets ($515.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($148.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: HCSG's short term assets ($515.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($113.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HCSG's debt to equity ratio (2.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HCSG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HCSG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (935.8%).
Interest Coverage: HCSG earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: HCSG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: HCSG's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 51.6x debt).
What is Healthcare Services Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HCSG's dividend (2.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).
High Dividend: HCSG's dividend (2.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.13%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HCSG's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: HCSG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (91.8%), HCSG's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: HCSG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (61.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Theodore Wahl (45yo)
Mr. Theodore Wahl, CPA has been the Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Services Group Inc, since May 26, 2015 and its President since April 1, 2012. Mr. Wahl served as the Chief Operating Officer at Hea ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Theodore's total compensation ($USD3.90M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Theodore's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||7.8yrs||US$1.08m||0.023% $508.2k|
|Executive VP & COO||0yrs||US$1.02m||0.014% $312.0k|
|Executive VP||8.8yrs||US$1.44m||0.081% $1.8m|
|Executive VP||6.2yrs||US$496.34k||0.011% $241.8k|
|Chief Communications Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President||7.8yrs||US$1.26m||no data|
Experienced Management: HCSG's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
|Executive VP||8.8yrs||US$1.44m||0.081% $1.8m|
|Chairman Emeritus||2.8yrs||US$42.61k||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||7.8yrs||US$102.41k||0.027% $603.5k|
|Independent Director||37.1yrs||US$56.41k||0.013% $296.6k|
|Independent Director||28.1yrs||US$61.41k||no data|
|Independent Director||13.1yrs||US$61.41k||0.00073% $16.3k|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$57.41k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.1yrs||US$57.41k||no data|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||2.8yrs||US$96.41k||no data|
Experienced Board: HCSG's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Healthcare Services Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
- Ticker: HCSG
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Diversified Support Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$2.227b
- Shares outstanding: 74.40m
- Website: https://www.hcsgcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
- 3220 Tillman Drive
- Suite 300
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HCSG||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Nov 1983|
|HS1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 1983|
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative, and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary service departments of nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Housekeeping and Dietary. The Housekeeping segment engages in the cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of resident rooms and common areas of client’s facility, as well as laundering and processing of the bed linens, uniforms, resident personal clothing, and other assorted linen items utilized at a client’s facility. The Dietary segment provides food purchasing, meal preparation, and professional dietitian services, which include the development of menus that meet the dietary needs of residents. This segment also offers clinical consulting services to facilities. As of December 31, 2019, the company provided its services to approximately 3,000 facilities. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/29 00:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/28 00:00|
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