Community Health Systems Inc.Find Ratings Reports
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 147.49% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3058.0||4469.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2013.0||-221.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||563.0||238.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||17450.0||21944.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13913.0||15244.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||-4.58||13.83|
|Return on Assets||-14.09||-7.84|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-105.63|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||114.65||113.88|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-6.69||14.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2778281.0||3428658.0|
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. 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 industry average, indicating a discount.
|CYH NM||Peers 19.03||CYH 0.62||Peers 11.84|
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.
|CYH NM||Peers 15.82||CYH NA||Peers 1.00|
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 3.41||CYH -42.04||Peers 54.59|
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.
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.
|CYH 0.03||Peers 0.95||CYH -16.74||Peers 6.79|
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