National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): Price and Financial Metrics

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): $72.17

1.39 (+1.96%)

POWR Rating

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  • NHC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 99.72% of US stocks.
  • NHC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 51 weeks.
  • NHC ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 24th percentile.

NHC Stock Summary

  • National Healthcare Corp's stock had its IPO on January 20, 1987, making it an older stock than 91.92% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, National Healthcare Corp is reporting a growth rate of 315.38%; that's higher than 92.3% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of National Healthcare Corp's share price is greater than that of only 5.48% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to National Healthcare Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be BMA, MRTN, KNX, STBA, and NKSH.
  • NHC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit National Healthcare Corp's official web site, go to

NHC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, NHC's price/sales ratio is 90.31% lower, now standing at 1.1.
  • NHC's price/earnings ratio has moved down 9.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • NHC's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.7 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NHC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NHC 2021-08-31 1.1 1.3 6.8 6.2
NHC 2021-08-30 1.1 1.3 6.9 6.3
NHC 2021-08-27 1.1 1.3 6.9 6.3
NHC 2021-08-26 1.1 1.2 6.8 6.2
NHC 2021-08-25 1.1 1.2 6.8 6.2
NHC 2021-08-24 1.1 1.2 6.8 6.2

NHC Growth Metrics

  • The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -56.63%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 87.25%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 43%.
NHC's revenue has moved up $20,360,000 over the prior 15 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 1,024.582 88.654 166.549
2021-03-31 1,023.066 208.094 89.99
2020-12-31 1,028.217 203.259 41.871
2020-09-30 1,022.272 209.119 28.091
2020-06-30 1,018.713 215.658 34.703
2020-03-31 1,004.222 96.256 20.09

NHC'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.
  • NHC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 71.44% of graded US stocks.
  • NHC's asset turnover comes in at 0.743 -- ranking 40th of 81 Healthcare stocks.
  • ENSG, DVCR, and VCYT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NHC.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.743 1 0.174
2021-03-31 0.759 1 0.109
2020-12-31 0.777 1 0.048
2020-09-30 0.784 1 0.031
2020-06-30 0.786 1 0.037
2020-03-31 0.778 1 0.020

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NHC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $72.17 52-week high $79.73
Prev. close $70.78 52-week low $60.02
Day low $70.08 Volume 38,200
Day high $73.37 Avg. volume 32,422
50-day MA $71.73 Dividend yield 2.88%
200-day MA $71.92 Market Cap 1.11B

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) Company Bio

National Healthcare Corp. operates, manages, or provides services to skilled nursing facilities and associated assisted living centers, retirement centers, and home health care programs. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Yahoo | August 18, 2021

NHC Reports Second Quarter 2021 Earnings

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., August 06, 2021--NHC releases second quarter 2021 earnings.

Yahoo | August 6, 2021

NHC Announces Common Dividend

National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC), the nations oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share to shareholders of record on September 30, 2021 and payable on November 1, 2021. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking

Wallstreet:Online | August 5, 2021

Where Do Hedge Funds Stand On National HealthCare Corporation (NHC)?

No summary available.

Insider Monkey | June 28, 2021

Irelands National Healthcare is Shutdown Due to a Ransomware Attack

Irelands Health Service Executive (HSE) has paused several of its services after spotting a ransomware attack against its IT systems. The incident was identified in the early stages and took systems offline to contain its spread further. Affected services raised from this include the nationwide diagnostic centers, maternity hospitals, and others. At the same time, [] The post Irelands National Healthcare is Shutdown Due to a Ransomware Attack appeared first on TechDator .

TechDator | May 14, 2021

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NHC Price Returns

1-mo 5.29%
3-mo -1.59%
6-mo -0.12%
1-year 16.91%
3-year 4.05%
5-year 24.46%
YTD 11.06%
2020 -20.65%
2019 13.02%
2018 32.43%
2017 -17.90%
2016 26.12%

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