Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, and outpatient and behavioral health care facilities. More Details
Undervalued with solid track record.
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 less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UHS's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UHS exceeded the US Healthcare industry which returned 33.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UHS exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% 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
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Is Universal Health Services 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: UHS ($160.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($276.02)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UHS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (22.4x).
PE vs Market: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UHS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.8x).
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 (3.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: UHS's earnings (3.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UHS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UHS's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UHS's revenue (4.8% 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 (14.6%).
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 (8.9%) are higher than last year (6.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UHS's earnings have grown by 6.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UHS's earnings growth over the past year (47.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UHS earnings growth over the past year (47.2%) exceeded the Healthcare industry 43.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UHS's Return on Equity (16.5%) is considered low.
How is Universal Health Services's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($2.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($2.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UHS's debt to equity ratio (54.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UHS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 82.4% to 54.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UHS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.6%).
Interest Coverage: UHS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.3x coverage).
What is Universal Health Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UHS's dividend (0.5%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: UHS's dividend (0.5%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UHS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: UHS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: UHS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UHS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marc Miller (50 yo)
Mr. Marc D. Miller has been the President of Universal Health Services Inc. since May 2009 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2021. He has been a Director of Universal Health S...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marc's total compensation ($USD2.35M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marc's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UHS's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UHS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UHS 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.
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$13.671b
- Shares outstanding: 85.23m
- Website: https://www.uhsinc.com
Number of Employees
- Universal Health Services, Inc.
- Universal Corporate Center
- 367 South Gulph Road
- King of Prussia
- United States
Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, and outpatient and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Ser...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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