Community Health Systems Inc

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CYH : NYSE : Health Care
$8.24 | %
Today's Range: 8.17 - 8.4
Avg. Daily Volume: 4073800.0
04/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.18 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 59.81% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4469.04798.0
EBITDA ($mil)567.0511.0
EBIT ($mil)306.0214.0
Net Income ($mil)-221.0-83.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)238.0184.0
Total Assets ($mil)21944.026861.0
Total Debt ($mil)15244.017051.0
Equity ($mil)1615.04019.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin13.8311.98
EBITDA Margin12.6810.65
Operating Margin6.854.46
Sales Turnover0.840.72
Return on Assets-7.840.58
Return on Equity-105.634.82
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.621.68
Interest Expense232.0250.0
Interest Coverage1.320.86

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)113.88112.76
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share14.1835.64
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4043294.05750275.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.59 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.21. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CYH NM Peers 26.47   CYH 0.84 Peers 11.78

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.


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.

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  Price to
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CYH 8.03 Peers 15.72   CYH NA Peers 1.23

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

CYH is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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.

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  Earnings Growth
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CYH 0.59 Peers 3.21   CYH -1032.72 Peers 21.66

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.

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  Sales Growth
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CYH 0.05 Peers 0.87   CYH -5.14 Peers 10.71

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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