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Universal Health Services

Market Cap

US$12.5b

Last Updated

2021/04/17 22:30 UTC

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record 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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UHS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.8%

UHS

2.7%

US Healthcare

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

35.6%

UHS

47.1%

US Healthcare

53.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UHS underperformed the US Healthcare industry which returned 47.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UHS underperformed the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UHSIndustryMarket
7 Day5.8%2.7%1.3%
30 Day4.9%3.8%5.3%
90 Day10.3%7.4%8.9%
1 Year35.8%35.6%48.6%47.1%56.6%53.9%
3 Year22.5%21.3%12.6%10.2%64.4%53.6%
5 Year15.0%13.1%19.2%15.2%120.4%95.7%

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?


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Valuation

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

13.21x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UHS ($146.14) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($76.97)

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 (24.1x).

PE vs Market: UHS is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.2x) compared to the US market (22.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: UHS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UHS is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.6x).


Future Growth

How is Universal Health Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

5.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UHS's forecast earnings growth (5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: UHS's earnings (5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: UHS's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UHS's revenue (5.4% 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 (15.2%).


Past Performance

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

4.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UHS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UHS's current net profit margins (8.1%) are higher than last year (7.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UHS's earnings have grown by 4.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UHS's earnings growth over the past year (15.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UHS earnings growth over the past year (15.9%) underperformed the Healthcare industry 23.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: UHS's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Universal Health Services's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($3.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: UHS's short term assets ($3.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UHS's debt to equity ratio (59.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UHS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 75.4% to 59.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UHS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (62.1%).

Interest Coverage: UHS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

0.56%

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.


Next Steps

Management

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

3.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Marc Miller (49 yo)

0.25

Tenure

US$4,425,213

Compensation

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 ($USD4.43M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.14M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UHS's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: UHS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


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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$12.470b
  • Shares outstanding: 85.13m
  • Website: https://www.uhsinc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Universal Corporate Center
  • 367 South Gulph Road
  • King of Prussia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19406-0958
  • United States

Listings


Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/17 22:30
End of Day Share Price2021/04/16 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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