Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Surgical Care Affiliates

(

SCAI

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Surgical Care Affiliates as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SCAI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $11.8 million.
  • SCAI has traded 324 shares today.
  • SCAI is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on SCAI:

Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a network of multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals primarily in the United States. SCAI has a PE ratio of 15. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Surgical Care Affiliates a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Surgical Care Affiliates has been 413,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Surgical Care Affiliates has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Surgical Care Affiliates as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 23.8%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Health Care Providers & Services industry and the overall market, SURGICAL CARE AFFILIATES INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Health Care Providers & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 92.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $17.89 million to $1.29 million.
  • The gross profit margin for SURGICAL CARE AFFILIATES INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.18%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 0.42% trails that of the industry average.

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