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National HealthCareNYSEAM:NHC Stock Report

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26 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
NHC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

NHC Overview

National HealthCare Corporation operates, manages, and provides services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, home health care programs, and a behavioral health hospital.

National HealthCare Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for National HealthCare
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$69.42
52 Week HighUS$59.83
52 Week LowUS$79.73
1 Month Change-6.38%
3 Month Change-1.48%
1 Year Change11.93%
3 Year Change-7.89%
5 Year Change5.20%
Change since IPO355.21%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

NHCUS HealthcareUS Market

Return vs Industry: NHC underperformed the US Healthcare industry which returned 33.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NHC underperformed the US Market which returned 35.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NHC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NHC volatility
NHC Beta0.26
Industry Beta0.87
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: NHC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NHC's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

197113,432Steve Flatt

National HealthCare Corporation operates, manages, and provides services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, home health care programs, and a behavioral health hospital. Its skilled nursing facilities offer licensed therapy services, nutrition services, social services, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services, as well as medical services prescribed by physicians; and rehabilitative services, such as physical, speech, respiratory, and occupational therapy for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, orthopedic conditions, neurological illnesses, or other illnesses, injuries, or disabilities. The company’s medical specialty units comprise memory care units and subacute nursing units that provide specialized care and programs for persons with Alzheimer’s or related disorders; and assisted living centers offer personal care services and assistance with general activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation, and medication management.

National HealthCare Fundamentals Summary

How do National HealthCare's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NHC fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.07b
Earnings (TTM)US$166.55m
Revenue (TTM)US$961.07m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NHC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$606.86m
Gross ProfitUS$354.21m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)10.80
Gross Margin36.86%
Net Profit Margin17.33%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did NHC perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does NHC pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy NHC by to receive an upcoming dividend?
National HealthCare dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2021
Dividend Pay DateNov 01 2021
Days until Ex dividend1 day
Days until Dividend pay date34 days

Does NHC pay a reliable dividends?

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Is National HealthCare 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: NHC ($69.42) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($50.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NHC is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NHC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (21.9x).

PE vs Market: NHC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the US market (17.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate NHC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NHC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.2x).

Future Growth

How is National HealthCare forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Healthcare industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as National HealthCare has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has National HealthCare performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NHC has a large one-off gain of $143.4M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: NHC's current net profit margins (17.3%) are higher than last year (3.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NHC's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NHC's earnings growth over the past year (379.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NHC earnings growth over the past year (379.9%) exceeded the Healthcare industry 32.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: NHC's Return on Equity (18.3%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is National HealthCare's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NHC's short term assets ($465.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($273.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: NHC's short term assets ($465.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($271.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NHC is debt free.

Reducing Debt: NHC has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 17.9%.

Debt Coverage: NHC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: NHC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is National HealthCare current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 27 2021Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2021Dividend Pay DateNov 01 202133 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 1 day to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NHC's dividend (3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: NHC's dividend (3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NHC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NHC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.1%), NHC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Steve Flatt (65 yo)





Dr. Stephen F. Flatt, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer of National HealthCare Corporation since January 1, 2017. Dr. Flatt served as the President of National Healthcare Corp. from...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD1.28M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.30M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NHC's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: NHC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.7 years average tenure).


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

National HealthCare Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: National HealthCare Corporation
  • Ticker: NHC
  • Exchange: NYSEAM
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$1.071b
  • Shares outstanding: 15.42m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • National HealthCare Corporation
  • 100 East Vine Street
  • Murfreesboro
  • Tennessee
  • 37130
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/26 22:14
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.