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Healthcare Services Group Inc
HCSG : NASDAQ : Services

$29.99 | %
Today's Range: 29.44 - 30.12
Avg. Daily Volume: 330,600
04/17/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.63 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 22.30% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)312.17273.9
EBITDA ($mil)0.019.28
EBIT ($mil)22.7517.92
Net Income ($mil)14.6414.95


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)83.3477.29
Total Assets ($mil)441.14332.38
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)293.79240.21


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin14.3514.63
EBITDA Margin0.07.03
Operating Margin7.296.54
Sales Turnover2.693.28
Return on Assets10.6115.22
Return on Equity15.9321.06
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio3.064.68
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)69.9868.41
Div / share0.170.17
EPS0.210.22
Book value / share4.23.51
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume321140.0258634.0

Valuation


BUY. HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 50.65 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.29. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.08 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.52 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.37. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP seems to be trading 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
HCSG 43.69 Peers 50.65   HCSG NA Peers 12.75

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

HCSG is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

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

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HCSG 28.03 Peers 20.75   HCSG 1.27 Peers 1.58

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

HCSG is trading at a significant premium 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.

HCSG trades at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
HCSG 7.08 Peers 4.37   HCSG -9.34 Peers 44.76

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

HCSG is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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

However, HCSG 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
HCSG 1.75 Peers 1.89   HCSG 8.93 Peers 10.52

Average. 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.

HCSG is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

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

HCSG trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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