HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA): Price and Financial Metrics

HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA): $189.12

-2.38 (-1.24%)

POWR Rating

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  • HCA scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 84.45% of US stocks.
  • HCA's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • HCA's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 29.28% of US stocks).

HCA Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for HCA is -16.33 -- better than merely 1.2% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of HCA HEALTHCARE INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.44% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • HCA's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of only 0.78% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to HCA, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HLT, EXN, MMLP, SBUX, and PXD.
  • HCA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit HCA HEALTHCARE INC's official web site, go to www.hcahealthcare.com.

HCA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, HCA's EV/EBIT ratio is 16.25% higher, now standing at 9.3.
  • Over the past 140 months, HCA's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 1.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HCA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HCA 2022-09-23 0.9 -14.9 8.4 9.3
HCA 2022-09-22 0.9 -15.1 8.6 9.4
HCA 2022-09-21 0.9 -15.5 8.8 9.6
HCA 2022-09-20 1.0 -15.7 8.9 9.6
HCA 2022-09-19 1.0 -16.3 9.2 9.8
HCA 2022-09-16 1.0 -16.4 9.2 9.9

HCA Growth Metrics

    The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 123.37%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 7.58%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 45.19%.
HCA's revenue has moved up $15,691,000,000 over the prior 52 months.

The table below shows HCA's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 60,105 7,695 6,511
2022-03-31 59,720 8,316 6,806
2021-12-31 58,752 8,959 6,956
2021-09-30 57,981 2,933 6,568
2021-06-30 56,016 3,373 4,967
2021-03-31 52,649 9,845 4,596

HCA's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • HCA has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 83.06% of graded US stocks.
  • HCA's asset turnover comes in at 1.205 -- ranking 15th of 81 Healthcare stocks.
  • SEM, RHE, and EHC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with HCA.

The table below shows HCA's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.205 0.387 0.160
2021-06-30 1.155 0.389 0.132
2021-03-31 1.083 0.382 0.129
2020-12-31 1.070 0.374 0.108
2020-09-30 1.068 0.372 0.101
2020-06-30 1.095 0.368 0.098

HCA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of HCA, see our HCA price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $267.82 Average Broker Recommendation 1.48 (Moderate Buy)

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HCA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $189.12 52-week high $279.02
Prev. close $191.50 52-week low $164.47
Day low $188.61 Volume 261,611
Day high $192.82 Avg. volume 1,740,776
50-day MA $205.96 Dividend yield 1.17%
200-day MA $224.56 Market Cap 54.28B

HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA) Company Bio

HCA Healthcare is an American for-profit operator of health care facilities that was founded in 1968. It is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and, as of May 2020, owns and operates 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom. As of 2021, HCA Healthcare is ranked #62 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. (Source:Wikipedia)

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1 Beaten-Down Growth Stock That Could Be a Safe Buy Even in a Recession

A big challenge for investors right now is finding stocks that could potentially weather the storm during a recession. One stock which fits those criteria is HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), which runs 182 hospitals and has 2,200 ambulatory sites of care in the U.S. and U.K. Last month, the government passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which will be a big help for low-income individuals paying for health insurance.

Yahoo | September 23, 2022

Here's Why You Should Buy McKesson (MCK) Stock Right Now

McKesson (MCK) continues to benefit from strategic partnerships and strength in the Distribution Solutions segment.

Yahoo | September 22, 2022

Nashville Business Journal announces Legacy Award winner Dr. Tommy Frist Jr.

Considered the father of Nashville's massive health care industry, Dr. Tommy Frist Jr. will be honored Dec. 5 with the Nashville Business Journal's Legacy Award. The presentation will be held at Conrad Nashville, as part of the NBJ’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs event.

Yahoo | September 21, 2022

HCA Healthcare Presents 2022 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 20, 2022--HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today presented its annual HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction to recipients at a ceremony in Nashville. The HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction—which include the Frist Humanitarian Awards, the Innovators Award and the Excellence in Nursing Awards—are the highest honors HCA Healthcare bestows on employees, physicians and volunteers.

Yahoo | September 20, 2022

Congressman asks Health and Human Services to launch investigation into HCA Healthcare

Rep. Bill Pascrell also sent a letter to HCA CEO Sam Hazen requesting information related to physician incentives, physician performance, staffing levels and a description of the company’s internal audit process for Medicare billing.

Yahoo | September 19, 2022

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HCA Price Returns

1-mo -7.49%
3-mo 7.85%
6-mo -25.39%
1-year -25.49%
3-year 63.01%
5-year 153.42%
YTD -25.80%
2021 57.58%
2020 11.89%
2019 20.24%
2018 43.37%
2017 18.67%

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