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

HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA): $245.00

-9.85 (-3.87%)

POWR Rating

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  • HCA scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 95.71% of US stocks.
  • HCA's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • HCA ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

HCA Stock Summary

  • HCA HEALTHCARE INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than merely 0.97% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of HCA HEALTHCARE INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.48% 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 merely 1.23% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to HCA, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HLT, EOG, PXD, BTI, and PSA.
  • Visit HCA's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.hcahealthcare.com.

HCA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, HCA's price/sales ratio is 41.46% lower, now standing at 1.2.
  • Over the past 144 months, HCA's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HCA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HCA 2023-01-20 1.2 -21.9 13.7 12.9
HCA 2023-01-19 1.2 -21.6 13.5 12.7
HCA 2023-01-18 1.2 -21.5 13.5 12.7
HCA 2023-01-17 1.2 -21.7 13.6 12.8
HCA 2023-01-13 1.2 -21.7 13.6 12.8
HCA 2023-01-12 1.2 -21.4 13.4 12.7

HCA Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -2.92%.
  • The 4 year price growth rate now stands at 18.25%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 72.2%.
HCA's revenue has moved up $3,784,000,000 over the prior 15 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
2022-09-30 59,800 8,438 5,376
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

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 $245.00 52-week high $279.02
Prev. close $254.85 52-week low $164.47
Day low $245.00 Volume 4,911
Day high $245.00 Avg. volume 1,380,223
50-day MA $243.39 Dividend yield 0.88%
200-day MA $214.92 Market Cap 69.27B

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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Below are the latest news stories about HCA HEALTHCARE INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate HCA as an investment opportunity.

HCA Healthcare Announces HCA Healthcare Foundation Grants to Promote Access to Healthcare Careers

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 25, 2023--HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced multiple HCA Healthcare Foundation grants, through its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, to provide high school students early access to careers in healthcare and to connect unemployed and underemployed jobseekers with meaningful healthcare career opportunities. The HCA Healthcare Foundation is giving $250,000 to community colleges and universities and $130,000 to the Urb

Yahoo | January 25, 2023

HCA Healthcare (HCA) to Post Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

HCA Healthcare's (HCA) fourth-quarter results are likely to reflect increased equivalent admissions and outpatient surgery cases.

Yahoo | January 24, 2023

Could This Send Shares of Medical Properties and HCA Healthcare Soaring in 2023?

Operating margins for hospitals have been improving for several months.

The Motley Fool | January 20, 2023

Orlando’s 9 biggest health care construction projects

Metro Orlando has nine proposed major health care projects in the pipeline for 2023 and beyond. The nonprofit Orlando Health — with $8.1 billion in 2022 assets and $4.6 billion in 2021 revenue — also has a 150-bed hospital under construction in Lake Mary among other projects, Joe Williams, Orlando Health's senior vice president of strategic planning, told Orlando Business Journal. "You also will see Orlando Health continue to invest in ambulatory sites of care and clinic locations across the region in 2023 and beyond."

Yahoo | January 19, 2023

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights HCA Healthcare, Universal Health Services, Acadia Healthcare and Tenet Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, Universal Health Services, Acadia Healthcare and Tenet Healthcare are part of the Zacks Industry Outlook article.

Yahoo | January 18, 2023

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HCA Price Returns

1-mo 3.64%
3-mo 9.79%
6-mo 15.92%
1-year 8.16%
3-year 72.56%
5-year 164.99%
YTD 2.10%
2022 -5.64%
2021 57.58%
2020 11.89%
2019 20.24%
2018 43.37%

HCA Dividends

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