Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. More Details
Proven track record with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Universal Health Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UHS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UHS's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UHS underperformed the US Healthcare industry which returned 16.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UHS underperformed the US Market which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Universal Health Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StDoes Universal Health Services' (NYSE:UHS) Share Price Gain of 22% Match Its Business Performance?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs There More To The Story Than Universal Health Services's (NYSE:UHS) Earnings Growth?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StResults: Universal Health Services, Inc. Exceeded Expectations And The Consensus Has Updated Its Estimates
Is Universal Health Services 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: UHS ($135.18) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($84.48)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UHS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.2x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (23.4x).
PE vs Market: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.2x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UHS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.2x).
How is Universal Health Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UHS's forecast earnings growth (4.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: UHS's earnings (4.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UHS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UHS's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UHS's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UHS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.5%).
How has Universal Health Services performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UHS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UHS's current net profit margins (7.7%) are higher than last year (6.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UHS's earnings have grown by 3.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UHS's earnings growth over the past year (20.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UHS earnings growth over the past year (20.7%) underperformed the Healthcare industry 22.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UHS's Return on Equity (14.8%) is considered low.
How is Universal Health Services's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($3.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($3.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UHS's debt to equity ratio (59.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UHS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 69.8% to 59.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UHS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (70.7%).
Interest Coverage: UHS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.1x coverage).
What is Universal Health Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate UHS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UHS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UHS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UHS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: UHS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UHS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Alan Miller (82 yo)
Mr. Alan B. Miller serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Premier Behavioral Solutions, Inc. Mr. Miller has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Health Realty Income Trust since its...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alan's total compensation ($USD24.47M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Alan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|President & Director||14.58yrs||US$4.43m||0.80% |
|Executive VP||17.83yrs||US$3.15m||0.31% |
|Executive VP & President of Acute Care Division||3.92yrs||US$3.09m||0.039% |
|Executive VP & President of Behavioral Health Division||1.25yrs||US$1.83m||0.000030% |
|Senior VP & General Counsel||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Strategic Services||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care Division & VP||7.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance - Acute Care Division||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance - Behavioral Health Division||0.33yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: UHS's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|President & Director||14.58yrs||US$4.43m||0.80% |
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$388.93k||0% |
|Lead Independent Director||0.75yr||US$395.43k||0.0085% |
|Independent Director||9.92yrs||US$385.85k||0.0015% |
|Independent Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: UHS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Universal Health Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Universal Health Services, Inc.
- Ticker: UHS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1978
- Industry: Health Care Facilities
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: US$11.251b
- Shares outstanding: 84.98m
- Website: https://www.uhsinc.com
Number of Employees
- Universal Health Services, Inc.
- Universal Corporate Center
- 367 South Gulph Road
- King of Prussia
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UHS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1991|
|UHS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1991|
|0LJL||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||GB||USD||Jun 1991|
|UHS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jun 1991|
|UHID||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Class D Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1993|
|U1HS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hosp...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/04 23:07|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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