Fact based stock research
HCA (NYSE:HCA)


HCA stock research in summary

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HCA shares have a SELL rating. While they are good value, they are riskily financed, and show below average growth. We recommend selling HCA shares.


Latest Obermatt Ranks


Country USA
Industry Health Care Facilities
Index S&P 500, D.J. US Health Care
Size class X-Large

February 9, 2018. Top 10 stocks updated on Top 10 schedule or at least quarterly. ()







 

Research History: HCA

STOCK RESEARCH SUMMARY 2015 2016 2017 2018
STOCK VALUE RANKS
69
87
65
65
STOCK GROWTH RANKS
51
1
5
5
STOCK SAFETY RANKS
95
80
11
11
COMBINED STOCK RANKS
97
64
1
1

Last update of Combined Rank: 9-Feb-2018. Stock research history is based on the Obermatt Method. The higher the rank, the better is HCA in the corresponding investment strategy.


Value Metrics in Detail

VALUE METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
PRICE VS. REVENUES (P/S)
75
81
71
71
PRICE VS. PROFITS (P/E)
75
85
80
80
PRICE VS. CAPITAL (Market-to-Book)
98
100
63
63
DIVIDEND YIELD
1
1
1
1
CONSOLIDATED RANK: VALUE
69
87
65
65

Last update of Value Rank: 9-Feb-2018. Stock analysis on value ratios: The higher the rank, the lower the value ratio of HCA; except for dividend yield where the rank is higher, the higher the yield.


Growth Metrics in Detail

GROWTH METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
REVENUE GROWTH
52
28
18
18
PROFIT GROWTH
63
40
11
11
STOCK RETURNS
43
37
40
40
CONSOLIDATED RANK: GROWTH
51
1
5
5

Financial reporting date of Growth Rank: 30-Sep-2017. Stock analysis on growth metrics: The higher the rank, the higher the growth and returns of HCA.


Safety Metrics in Detail

SAFETY METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
LEVERAGE
100
100
2
2
REFINANCING
80
80
LIQUIDITY
59
33
37
37
CONSOLIDATED RANK: SAFETY
95
80
11
11

Financial reporting date of Safety Rank: 31-Jan-2018. Stock analysis on safety metrics: The higher the rank, the lower the leverage of HCA and the more cash is available to service its debt.


Stock analysis by the purely financial fact-based Obermatt Method for the investment strategies Value, Growth and Safety for HCA from February 9, 2018.