Community Health Systems Inc.Find Ratings Reports
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2019 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.09 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 53.36% 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||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3246.0||3451.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-17.0||-325.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||157.0||335.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15895.0||16469.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||14238.0||13570.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.63||11.82|
|Return on Assets||-3.96||-15.01|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Share Data||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||117.86||116.25|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-15.68||-10.37|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2459598.0||2189216.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the subsector average, indicating a discount.
|CYH NM||Peers 18.49||CYH 14.65||Peers 13.68|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CYH's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|CYH NM||Peers 14.54||CYH NA||Peers 0.64|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
CYH's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|CYH NM||Peers 3.43||CYH 74.71||Peers -33.95|
Neutral. 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's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CYH is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CYH 0.02||Peers 1.13||CYH -2.78||Peers 30.74|
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 subsector on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the subsector implies that a company is losing market share.
CYH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.