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Universal Health Services

NYSE:UHS
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UHS
NYSE
$12B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Healthcare
Company description

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The last earnings update was 58 days ago. More info.


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UHS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5.8%
NYSE:UHS
1.8%
US Healthcare
0.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
15.2%
NYSE:UHS
-2.8%
US Healthcare
9.6%
US Market
UHS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Universal Health Services (UHS) 5.8% -0.8% 0.4% 15.2% -1.5% 57.9%
US Healthcare 1.8% -5.2% -9.7% -2.8% 13.1% 63.8%
US Market 0.9% 4.6% 10.9% 9.6% 39% 47.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UHS outperformed the Healthcare industry which returned -2.8% over the past year.
  • UHS outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 9.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UHS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

UHS Value

 Is Universal Health Services undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Universal Health Services to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Universal Health Services.

NYSE:UHS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:UHS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Healthcare Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.72
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.716 (1 + (1- 21%) (33.33%))
0.936
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.94
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.936 * 5.96%)
8.31%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:UHS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Universal Health Services is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:UHS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.31%)
2019 760.51 Analyst x5 702.18
2020 780.30 Analyst x5 665.18
2021 807.47 Analyst x3 635.54
2022 833.44 Est @ 3.22% 605.66
2023 859.03 Est @ 3.07% 576.37
2024 884.53 Est @ 2.97% 547.96
2025 910.15 Est @ 2.9% 520.58
2026 936.06 Est @ 2.85% 494.33
2027 962.38 Est @ 2.81% 469.24
2028 989.21 Est @ 2.79% 445.32
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $5,662.36
NYSE:UHS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $989.21 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.31% – 2.73%)
$18,217.68
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $18,217.68 ÷ (1 + 8.31%)10
$8,201.27
NYSE:UHS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $5,662.36 + $8,201.27
$13,863.63
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $13,863.63 / 91.08
$152.21
NYSE:UHS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $152.21
Current discount Discount to share price of $131.70
= -1 x ($131.70 - $152.21) / $152.21
13.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Universal Health Services is available for.
Intrinsic value
13%
Share price is $131.7 vs Future cash flow value of $152.21
Current Discount Checks
For Universal Health Services to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Universal Health Services's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Universal Health Services's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Universal Health Services's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Universal Health Services's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $8.35
NYSE:UHS Share Price ** NYSE (2019-04-25) in USD $131.7
United States of America Healthcare Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 53 Publicly-Listed Healthcare Companies 21.81x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,081 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.28x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Universal Health Services.

NYSE:UHS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:UHS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 131.7 ÷ 8.35

15.78x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Universal Health Services is good value based on earnings compared to the US Healthcare industry average.
  • Universal Health Services is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Universal Health Services's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 15.78x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts
8.2%per year
United States of America Healthcare Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 40 Publicly-Listed Healthcare Companies 1.52x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,113 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.57x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:UHS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 15.78x ÷ 8.2%

1.93x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Universal Health Services is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Universal Health Services's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $59.00
NYSE:UHS Share Price * NYSE (2019-04-25) in USD $131.7
United States of America Healthcare Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 92 Publicly-Listed Healthcare Companies 2.39x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,185 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.92x
NYSE:UHS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:UHS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 131.7 ÷ 59.00

2.23x

* Primary Listing of Universal Health Services.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Universal Health Services is good value based on assets compared to the US Healthcare industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Universal Health Services's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Healthcare industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Healthcare industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Universal Health Services has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS Future Performance

 How is Universal Health Services expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Universal Health Services expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Universal Health Services's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Universal Health Services's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Universal Health Services's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:UHS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts 8.2%
NYSE:UHS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 15 Analysts 4.5%
United States of America Healthcare Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Healthcare Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.5%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:UHS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 12,311 1,514 1,017 7
2020-12-31 11,809 1,481 980 15
2019-12-31 11,268 1,429 914 15
NYSE:UHS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 10,772 1,341 779
2018-09-30 10,661 1,279 840
2018-06-30 10,554 1,278 810
2018-03-31 10,485 1,064 770
2017-12-31 10,410 1,183 752
2017-09-30 10,243 1,076 707
2017-06-30 10,111 1,031 717
2017-03-31 9,929 1,342 717
2016-12-31 9,766 1,334 702
2016-09-30 9,606 1,361 702
2016-06-30 9,424 1,326 700
2016-03-31 9,268 1,225 697

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Universal Health Services's earnings are expected to grow by 8.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Universal Health Services's revenue is expected to grow by 4.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Universal Health Services Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:UHS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 11.70 12.22 11.15 5.00
2020-12-31 11.00 12.62 10.27 12.00
2019-12-31 9.87 10.20 8.31 12.00
NYSE:UHS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 8.35
2018-09-30 8.95
2018-06-30 8.58
2018-03-31 8.10
2017-12-31 7.86
2017-09-30 7.34
2017-06-30 7.41
2017-03-31 7.40
2016-12-31 7.22
2016-09-30 7.19
2016-06-30 7.14
2016-03-31 7.08

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Universal Health Services is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Universal Health Services's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Universal Health Services has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS Past Performance

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

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Universal Health Services's growth in the last year to its industry (Healthcare).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Universal Health Services's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Universal Health Services's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (3.5% vs 9.4%)
  • Universal Health Services's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Healthcare industry average in the past year (3.5% vs 7.3%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Universal Health Services's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Universal Health Services Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:UHS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 10,772.28 778.61 106.09
2018-09-30 10,660.57 840.32 105.65
2018-06-30 10,553.52 810.06 105.73
2018-03-31 10,484.52 769.71 104.64
2017-12-31 10,409.87 751.94 103.13
2017-09-30 10,242.76 706.57 101.68
2017-06-30 10,110.77 717.21 99.28
2017-03-31 9,929.27 717.39 98.06
2016-12-31 9,766.21 702.10 97.32
2016-09-30 9,605.76 701.65 97.40
2016-06-30 9,423.55 700.06 98.14
2016-03-31 9,267.90 696.69 96.53
2015-12-31 9,043.45 680.25 94.97
2015-09-30 8,904.50 679.28 93.97
2015-06-30 8,715.57 611.86 93.28
2015-03-31 8,492.13 581.33 93.55
2014-12-31 8,205.09 545.11 93.99
2014-09-30 7,829.64 496.81 95.76
2014-06-30 7,607.30 528.57 95.81
2014-03-31 7,390.50 528.73 96.43
2013-12-31 7,367.87 510.44 97.76
2013-09-30 7,247.90 521.36 96.63
2013-06-30 7,111.89 478.54 96.21
2013-03-31 7,000.00 434.23 96.11
2012-12-31 6,961.40 442.95 94.89
2012-09-30 6,859.47 402.80 92.73
2012-06-30 6,841.79 415.95 91.95

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Universal Health Services has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Universal Health Services used its assets more efficiently than the US Healthcare industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Universal Health Services's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Universal Health Services's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Healthcare industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Universal Health Services has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS Health

 How is Universal Health Services's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Universal Health Services's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Universal Health Services is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Universal Health Services's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Universal Health Services's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Universal Health Services Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:UHS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 5,470.09 3,998.63 109.22
2018-09-30 5,445.52 4,026.34 89.72
2018-06-30 5,396.55 3,990.46 84.89
2018-03-31 5,292.10 3,921.34 81.05
2017-12-31 5,058.14 4,040.01 78.42
2017-09-30 4,937.25 4,040.15 65.42
2017-06-30 4,884.80 4,115.02 66.45
2017-03-31 4,810.17 3,899.58 62.97
2016-12-31 4,606.91 4,136.13 33.75
2016-09-30 4,472.40 3,647.17 61.74
2016-06-30 4,376.71 3,605.18 56.27
2016-03-31 4,612.79 3,289.41 54.59
2015-12-31 4,551.67 3,437.36 61.23
2015-09-30 4,443.93 3,097.84 39.52
2015-06-30 4,372.34 3,040.32 42.46
2015-03-31 4,219.23 3,140.59 35.08
2014-12-31 4,030.63 3,278.53 32.07
2014-09-30 3,888.80 3,465.82 39.71
2014-06-30 3,830.85 3,164.00 14.73
2014-03-31 3,672.26 3,232.80 16.26
2013-12-31 3,518.34 3,333.07 17.24
2013-09-30 3,380.55 3,527.93 12.12
2013-06-30 3,277.23 3,577.69 12.56
2013-03-31 3,121.38 3,706.47 17.40
2012-12-31 3,000.25 3,771.02 23.47
2012-09-30 2,897.53 3,489.46 25.65
2012-06-30 2,816.20 3,506.01 32.94
  • Universal Health Services's level of debt (73.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (94.7% vs 73.1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.9x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Universal Health Services's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Universal Health Services has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0.3%
Current annual income from Universal Health Services dividends. Estimated to be 0.31% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Universal Health Services shares you are expected to receive $6 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Universal Health Services's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.39%).
  • Universal Health Services's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.61%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:UHS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Healthcare Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 21 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:UHS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.40 4.00
2020-12-31 0.40 6.00
2019-12-31 0.40 6.00
NYSE:UHS Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-01-16 0.400 0.301
2018-11-14 0.400 0.320
2018-07-19 0.400 0.320
2018-05-16 0.400 0.348
2018-01-17 0.400 0.335
2017-11-15 0.400 0.367
2017-07-19 0.400 0.369
2017-05-17 0.400 0.339
2017-01-18 0.400 0.333
2016-11-16 0.400 0.353
2016-07-20 0.400 0.324
2016-05-19 0.400 0.297
2016-01-20 0.400 0.337
2015-11-18 0.400 0.339
2015-07-15 0.400 0.302
2015-05-04 0.400 0.306
2015-01-22 0.400 0.352
2014-11-19 0.400 0.372
2014-07-24 0.400 0.374
2014-05-21 0.200 0.213
2014-01-15 0.200 0.249
2013-11-20 0.200 0.245
2013-07-17 0.200 0.272
2013-05-16 0.200 0.295
2013-01-16 0.200 0.330
2012-07-18 0.200 0.459
2012-05-16 0.200 0.501
2012-01-19 0.200 0.475
2011-11-16 0.200 0.524
2011-07-20 0.200 0.512
2011-05-18 0.200 0.379
2011-01-19 0.200 0.424
2010-11-17 0.200 0.470
2010-07-26 0.200 0.542
2010-05-20 0.200 0.508
2010-01-20 0.200 0.590
2009-11-18 0.200 0.662
2009-07-09 0.160 0.546
2009-05-20 0.160 0.618

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  • Universal Health Services is not paying a notable dividend for United States of America, therefore no need to check if the payments are stable.
  • Universal Health Services is not paying a notable dividend for United States of America, therefore no need to check if the payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Universal Health Services's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Universal Health Services's dividends as it is not paying a notable one for United States of America.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Universal Health Services's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
X
Income/ dividend checks
We assess Universal Health Services's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Universal Health Services afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Universal Health Services has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS Management

 What is the CEO of Universal Health Services's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Alan Miller
COMPENSATION $21,630,861
AGE 80
TENURE AS CEO 41.3 years
CEO Bio

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 inception in 1986 and has been its President since February 2003. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Health Services Inc. since 1978. He served as the President of Universal Health Services Inc., from 1978 to May 2009. Previously, he served as the President of Universal Health Realty Income Trust until 1990. He served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American MediCorp. Inc. He has been a Trustee for Universal Health Realty Income Trust since 1986. Mr. Miller served as a Director of CDI Corp since 1994 and served as a Trustee of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. He served as a Director of The Broadlane Group, Inc. since 2000 and NeighborCare, Inc. since October 1993. Mr. Miller earned his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

CEO Compensation
  • Alan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Alan's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Universal Health Services management team in years:

2.1
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Universal Health Services management team is about average.
Management Team

Alan Miller

TITLE
Executive Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$22M
AGE
80
TENURE
41.3 yrs

Marc Miller

TITLE
President & Director
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
47
TENURE
9.9 yrs

Steve Filton

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
60
TENURE
16.2 yrs

Marvin Pember

TITLE
Executive VP & President of Acute Care Division
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
64
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Matthew Klein

TITLE
Senior VP & General Counsel

Victor Radina

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Gerry Geckle

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Charles Boyle

TITLE
Senior VP & Controller
AGE
58
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Laurence Harrod

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Finance - Behavioral Health
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Cheryl Ramagano

TITLE
Senior VP & Treasurer
AGE
55
TENURE
2.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Universal Health Services board of directors in years:

8.3
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Universal Health Services board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Alan Miller

TITLE
Executive Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$22M
AGE
80
TENURE
41.3 yrs

Marc Miller

TITLE
President & Director
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
47
TENURE
12.9 yrs

Bob Hotz

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$371K
AGE
73
TENURE
28.3 yrs

Eileen McDonnell

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$358K
AGE
56
TENURE
6 yrs

Lawrence Gibbs

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$361K
AGE
46
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Warren Nimetz

TITLE
Director
AGE
61
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Elliot Sussman

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
66
TENURE
1.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
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Management checks
We assess Universal Health Services's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Universal Health Services has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UHS News

Simply Wall St News

A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Universal Health Services, Inc. … Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model? … The first stage is generally a higher growth period which levels off heading towards the terminal value, captured in the second 'steady growth' period.

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Should You Think About Buying Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Now?

As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock? … However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price … Let’s examine Universal Health Services’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Better Than Average At Deploying Capital?

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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How Do Analysts See Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Performing In The Next Couple Of Years?

The most recent earnings announcement Universal Health Services, Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) released in December 2018a

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS): Has Recent Earnings Growth Beaten Long-Term Trend?

After looking at Universal Health Services, Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) latest earnings announcement (31 December 2018), I found it useful to revisit the company's performance in the past couple of years and assess this against the most recent figures. … Did UHS beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry. … However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 9.4%, indicating the rate at which UHS is growing has slowed down

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What Should We Expect From Universal Health Services, Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) Earnings Over The Next Year?

Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $20 prize! … Based on Universal Health Services, Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) earnings update in September 2018, … the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 9.8%.

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What Did Universal Health Services, Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) CEO Take Home Last Year?

In 1978 Alan Miller was appointed CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. … How Does Alan Miller's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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How Financially Strong Is Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)?

This article will examine Universal Health Services’s financial liquidity and debt levels to get an idea of whether the company can deal with cyclical downturns and maintain funds to accommodate strategic spending for future growth. … Remember this is a very top-level look that focuses exclusively on financial health, so I recommend a deeper analysis … View our latest analysis for Universal Health Services

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Investors Are Undervaluing Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) By 25.93%

I am going to run you through how I calculated the intrinsic value of Universal Health Services, Inc. … by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. … If you are reading this and its not January 2019 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Universal Health Services by following the link below

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Why We’re Not Keen On Universal Health Services, Inc.’s (NYSE:UHS) 13% Return On Capital

Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the business can generate profits from the capital it requires. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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UHS Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: Universal Health Services, Inc.
UHS
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1978
$11,995,353,081
91,080,889
Website: http://www.uhsinc.com
Address: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Universal Corporate Center,
367 South Gulph Road,
King Of Prussia,
Pennsylvania, 19406,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE UHS Class B Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 06. Jun 1991
DB UHS Class B Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 06. Jun 1991
LSE 0LJL Class B Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 06. Jun 1991
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
75,650
Universal Health Services employees.
Industry
Health Care Facilities
Healthcare
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/26 01:49
End of day share price update: 2019/04/25 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/24
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/27
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.