NYSE:UHS

Stock Analysis Report

Universal Health Services

Executive Summary

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet.


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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.0%

UHS

0.2%

US Healthcare

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

4.9%

UHS

12.4%

US Healthcare

17.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UHS underperformed the US Healthcare industry which returned 12.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UHS underperformed the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UHSIndustryMarket
7 Day2.0%0.2%-1.1%
30 Day-3.1%2.8%1.4%
90 Day1.0%5.6%6.9%
1 Year5.4%4.9%13.9%12.4%20.3%17.9%
3 Year14.6%13.3%49.6%43.0%47.8%38.3%
5 Year28.0%25.9%61.4%50.3%71.9%53.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Universal Health Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Universal Health Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

37.7%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UHS ($142.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($229.13)

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 (17.7x) compared to the Healthcare industry average (29.8x).

PE vs Market: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.7x) compared to the US market (18.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: UHS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3x).


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Future Growth

How is Universal Health Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

11.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UHS's forecast earnings growth (11.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: UHS's earnings (11.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: UHS's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UHS's revenue (4.4% 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 (16.1%).


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Past Performance

How has Universal Health Services performed over the past 5 years?

7.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UHS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UHS's current net profit margins (6.5%) are lower than last year (7.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UHS's earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UHS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: UHS had negative earnings growth (-13.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Healthcare industry average (13.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UHS's Return on Equity (13.6%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Universal Health Services's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($1.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UHS's debt to equity ratio (71.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UHS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 89% to 71.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UHS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (36.7%).

Interest Coverage: UHS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: UHS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: UHS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).


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Dividend

What is Universal Health Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.56%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

Purchase Universal Health Services before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.6%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.4%forecastin3Years0.5%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: UHS's dividend (0.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: UHS's dividend (0.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).


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.


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Management

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

3.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Alan Miller (81yo)

42.1yrs

Tenure

US$23,588,883

Compensation

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 ($USD23.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.81M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Alan Miller
Executive Chairman & CEO42.1yrsUS$23.59m8.64% $1.1b
Marc Miller
President & Director13.8yrsUS$4.42m0.77% $96.1m
Steve Filton
Executive VP17yrsUS$3.10m0.30% $37.9m
Marvin Pember
Executive VP & President of Acute Care Division3.1yrsUS$3.04m0.038% $4.8m
Matthew Klein
Senior VP & General Counsel0yrsno datano data
Victor Radina
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development2.5yrsno datano data
Geraldine Geckle
Senior Vice President of Human Resources2.9yrsno datano data
Michael Nelson
Senior Vice President of Strategic Services2.9yrsno datano data
Lynda Smirz
Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care Division & VP6.9yrsno datano data
Matthew Peterson
Executive VP & President of Behavioral Health Division0.4yrsno datano data

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: UHS's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Alan Miller
Executive Chairman & CEO42.1yrsUS$23.59m8.64% $1.1b
Marc Miller
President & Director13.8yrsUS$4.42m0.77% $96.1m
Elliot Sussman
Independent Director1.9yrsUS$346.53kno data
Robert Hotz
Independent Director29.1yrsUS$375.14k0.060% $7.5m
Warren Nimetz
Director2.1yrsUS$343.61k0.90% $112.3m
Eileen McDonnell
Independent Director6.8yrsUS$366.87k0.0083% $1.0m
Lawrence Gibbs
Independent Director9.1yrsUS$366.14k0.0056% $701.2k

9.1yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: UHS's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Universal Health Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Ticker: UHS
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1978
  • Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$12.499b
  • Shares outstanding: 87.58m
  • Website: https://www.uhsinc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Universal Corporate Center
  • 367 South Gulph Road
  • King Of Prussia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19406
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UHSNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass B Common StockUSUSDJun 1991
UHSDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass B Common StockDEEURJun 1991
0LJLLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass B Common StockGBUSDJun 1991
UHSBRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesClass B Common StockCHCHFJun 1991
UHS *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass B Common StockMXMXNJun 1991
UHIDOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Class D Common StockUSUSDFeb 1993
U1HS34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020

Biography

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 Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. As of February 27, 2019, it owned and/or operated 350 inpatient facilities, and 37 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 01:04
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.