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Executive Summary

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health care services company in the United States. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Good value with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

How has HCA Healthcare's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HCA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HCA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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US Market

Return vs Industry: HCA exceeded the US Healthcare industry which returned 43.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HCA exceeded the US Market which returned 49.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.9%-1.0%-2.8%
30 Day10.0%6.5%-2.6%
90 Day19.6%14.1%-1.5%
1 Year109.7%109.2%43.5%41.8%51.5%49.0%
3 Year106.7%101.2%59.4%52.8%58.2%48.3%
5 Year178.7%170.4%108.4%92.7%123.8%98.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is HCA Healthcare 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: HCA ($207.47) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($275.93)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HCA is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (23.1x).

PE vs Market: HCA is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the US market (19.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HCA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HCA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (280.3x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.4x).

Future Growth

How is HCA Healthcare forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCA's forecast earnings growth (3.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: HCA's earnings (3.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: HCA's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HCA's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HCA's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (212.6%).

Past Performance

How has HCA Healthcare performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HCA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HCA's current net profit margins (8.7%) are higher than last year (5.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HCA's earnings have grown by 10.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HCA's earnings growth over the past year (50.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HCA earnings growth over the past year (50.8%) underperformed the Healthcare industry 59.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst HCA's Return on Equity (212.29%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Financial Health

How is HCA Healthcare's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HCA's short term assets ($12.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: HCA's short term assets ($12.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($36.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HCA's debt to equity ratio (1232.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HCA had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: HCA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.2%).

Interest Coverage: HCA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is HCA Healthcare current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 14 2021Ex Dividend DateJun 15 2021Dividend Pay DateJun 30 202115 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 32 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HCA's dividend (0.93%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.28%).

High Dividend: HCA's dividend (0.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HCA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: HCA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (3.5%), HCA's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HCA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (13.5% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Sam Hazen (60 yo)





Mr. Samuel N. Hazen, also known as Sam, serves as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Healthcare Inc. since January 01, 2019 and had been its Director since September 10, 2018 until 2021. Mr. Hazen served as th...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sam's total compensation ($USD30.40M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Sam's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HCA's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: HCA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HCA insiders have only sold shares 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

HCA Healthcare, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: HCA Healthcare, Inc.
  • Ticker: HCA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$68.601b
  • Shares outstanding: 330.66m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • HCA Healthcare, Inc.
  • One Park Plaza
  • Nashville
  • Tennessee
  • 37203
  • United States



HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health care services company in the United States. The company operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services,...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/13 22:42
End of Day Share Price2021/05/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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