HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health care services company in the United States.
HCA Healthcare Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$255.84|
|52 Week High||US$114.38|
|52 Week Low||US$263.92|
|1 Month Change||2.61%|
|3 Month Change||24.10%|
|1 Year Change||112.05%|
|3 Year Change||90.19%|
|5 Year Change||240.53%|
|Change since IPO||724.76%|
Recent News & Updates
HCA Healthcare: Why To Bet On It
HCA Healthcare benefits from increased patient admissions as vaccination rates rise and people gain confidence in hospital visits. Its total number of hospitals increased to 187, positioning it well for potential shifts in inpatient and outpatient care dynamics. Maintains a flat 83 percent gross margin and beat challenging YoY growth on its top- and bottom-line profit. Has an all-time record of 12.15 percent return on assets, demonstrating its efficiency in utilizing its total assets, which is 71% financed by debt.
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HCA Healthcare Is A Buy And Forget Stock Even After A Nice Run-Up
Our model value portfolio does not have enough exposure to the health care sector, so I was on the lookout for a good investment opportunity in this space. HCA Healthcare is a market leader, and its financial performance confirms its competitive advantages. There are multiple catalysts that could help HCA deliver strong returns in the coming years.
|HCA||US Healthcare||US Market|
Return vs Industry: HCA exceeded the US Healthcare industry which returned 34.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HCA exceeded the US Market which returned 33% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: HCA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HCA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling.
HCA Healthcare Fundamentals Summary
|HCA fundamental statistics|
Is HCA overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HCA income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$34.27b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||14.79|
|Net Profit Margin||8.87%|
How did HCA perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.7%Current Dividend Yield
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 ($255.84) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($443.72)
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 (16.5x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (22.1x).
PE vs Market: HCA is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the US market (17.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HCA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HCA has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Healthcare industry average.
How is HCA Healthcare forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCA's forecast earnings growth (4.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: HCA's earnings (4.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HCA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HCA's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HCA's revenue (5.6% 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 (894.4%).
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 (8.9%) are higher than last year (6.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HCA's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HCA's earnings growth over the past year (48.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: HCA earnings growth over the past year (48.6%) exceeded the Healthcare industry 32.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst HCA's Return on Equity (319.39%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is HCA Healthcare's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HCA's short term assets ($12.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: HCA's short term assets ($12.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($37.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HCA's debt to equity ratio (1821.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HCA had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: HCA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.3%).
Interest Coverage: HCA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.1x coverage).
What is HCA Healthcare current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HCA's dividend (0.75%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).
High Dividend: HCA's dividend (0.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.65%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HCA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: HCA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (6.5%), HCA's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: HCA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (11.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Sam Hazen (61 yo)
Mr. Samuel N. Hazen, also known as Sam, serves as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Healthcare Inc. since January 01, 2019 and had been its Director since September 10, 2018 until 2021. Mr. Hazen served as th...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Sam's total compensation ($USD30.40M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Sam's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: HCA's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HCA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
HCA Healthcare, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HCA Healthcare, Inc.
- Ticker: HCA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Health Care Facilities
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: US$81.905b
- Shares outstanding: 320.14m
- Website: https://www.hcahealthcare.com
Number of Employees
- HCA Healthcare, Inc.
- One Park Plaza
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/22 00:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/21 00:00|
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.