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Community Health Systems Inc
CYH : : Health Care
$19.08 | %
Today's Range: 18.55 - 20.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,827,800
04/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.24 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)4798.04918.0
EBITDA ($mil)511.0795.0
EBIT ($mil)214.0504.0
Net Income ($mil)-83.0100.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)184.0509.0
Total Assets ($mil)26861.027421.0
Total Debt ($mil)17051.016916.0
Equity ($mil)4019.04003.0


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin11.9816.84
EBITDA Margin10.6516.16
Operating Margin4.4610.25
Sales Turnover0.720.68
Return on Assets0.580.33
Return on Equity4.823.72
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.681.55
Debt/Capital0.810.81
Interest Expense250.0244.0
Interest Coverage0.862.07


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)112.76116.73
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.661.12
Book value / share35.6434.29
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3810057.03065673.0

Valuation


SELL. COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 23.33 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.56 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CYH 12.11 Peers 23.33   CYH 2.45 Peers 14.63

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CYH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

CYH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CYH 5.36 Peers 15.76   CYH 0.12 Peers 0.93

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CYH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

CYH trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CYH 0.56 Peers 3.38   CYH 33.06 Peers 62.97

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CYH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CYH is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CYH 0.12 Peers 0.80   CYH 4.28 Peers 14.39

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

CYH is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CYH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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