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HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA)

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$182.59 USD


+6.25 (3.54%)

Updated Mar 5, 2021 02:21 PM ET

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Top 44% (113 out of 254)

Industry: Medical - Hospital

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Company Summary

Effective May 8, 2017, the company’s name was changed to HCA Healthcare, Inc.  from HCA Holdings, Inc. It is the largest non-governmental operator of acute care hospitals in the U.S. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, it operates hospitals and related health care entities.

At the end of 2019, the company operated 184 hospitals comprising 179 general, acute care hospitals  with 48,443 licensed beds, three psychiatric hospitals and one rehabilitation hospital. The company also operated 123 freestanding surgery centers. Its business is spread across 21 states and England.

The general, acute care hospitals also ...

General Information

HCA Healthcare, Inc.



Phone: 615-344-9551

Fax: 302-655-5049



Industry Medical - Hospital
Sector Medical
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 12/31/2020
Next EPS Date 4/20/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 3.28
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 12.67
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 11.70
Next EPS Report Date 4/20/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 176.34
52 Week High 182.33
52 Week Low 58.38
Beta 1.65
20 Day Moving Average 1,434,454.13
Target Price Consensus 173.08


% Price Change
4 Week -1.65
12 Week 8.99
YTD 7.22
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 1.04
12 Week 6.09
YTD 6.87
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 339.92
Market Capitalization (millions) 59,941.05
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Annual Dividend $0.00
Payout Ratio 0.00
Change in Payout Ratio -0.07
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 12/30/2020 / $0.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 13.92
Trailing 12 Months 17.85
PEG Ratio 1.19
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 33.66%
vs. Previous Quarter 115.10%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 5.69%
vs. Previous Quarter 7.38%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 20.63
Price/Cash Flow 8.85
Price / Sales 1.16
12/31/20 335.21
9/30/20 2,032.72
6/30/20 -589.47
12/31/20 7.06
9/30/20 6.40
6/30/20 6.91
Current Ratio
12/31/20 1.42
9/30/20 1.13
6/30/20 1.09
Quick Ratio
12/31/20 1.18
9/30/20 1.00
6/30/20 0.95
Operating Margin
12/31/20 6.60
9/30/20 6.00
6/30/20 6.31
Net Margin
12/31/20 7.28
9/30/20 6.70
6/30/20 6.67
Pre-Tax Margin
12/31/20 10.54
9/30/20 9.78
6/30/20 9.88
Book Value
12/31/20 8.55
9/30/20 3.84
6/30/20 1.68
Inventory Turnover
12/31/20 4.31
9/30/20 4.34
6/30/20 4.43
12/31/20 10.65
9/30/20 23.70
6/30/20 54.19
Debt to Capital
12/31/20 91.42
9/30/20 95.95
6/30/20 98.19