How Could Trump’s Presidency Affect Hospitals and Insurance?
Donald Trump is definitely not in favor of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. As he wants to repeal the act completely and replace it with another policy, the hospital…
While the recent trade cases have buoyed the US steel industry, Europe is still weak. A major recovery in U.S. Steel’s Europe earnings looks elusive in the near-term.
Wall Street analysts have projected that Universal Health Services’ net profit margin will increase marginally from 7.5% in 2015 to 7.6% in 2016.
Universal Health Services’ acute care revenues rose by 10.9%, from approximately $4.2 billion in 2014 to $4.6 billion, in 2015.
Universal Health Services’ behavioral health revenues rose by 9.7%, from $4 billion in 2014 to $4.4 billion in 2015.
On February 26, 2016, Universal Health Services (UHS) was trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of about 13.8x.
On a same-facility basis, emergency visits at LifePoint fell by 1.8% year-over-year, leading to a fall in same-hospital equivalent admissions during 4Q15.
LifePoint’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple stood at 6.08x on February 15. For Universal Health and Community Health Systems, the multiples were 7.5x and 6.17x.
LifePoint released earnings for 4Q15 and 2015 on February 12, 2016. Following the earnings release, analysts revised their recommendations on the company.
Same-facility admissions for LifePoint (LPNT) fell by 4.2% to 55,000 during 4Q15. During 4Q15, its equivalent admissions fell by 1.1% to 146,000.
During 4Q15, salaries and benefits for LifePoint Health (LPNT) amounted to $652.7 million, up 6.6% in comparison with the same quarter of the previous year.
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LifePoint derives revenue from various sources such as Medicare, Medicaid, health maintenance organizations, and preferred provider organizations.
LifePoint Hospitals reported its earnings for 4Q15 and 2015 on February 12, 2016. The company reported revenue amounting to $1.4 billion for 4Q15.
Universal Health’s operating margin is expected to increase to 18.4% and 19% in 4Q15 and 1Q16, respectively. Its valuation multiple should increase with improved operational efficiency.
For the last six years, Universal Health has been operating at quite a stable occupancy rate. Its occupancy rate is among the highest in the sector.
Behavioral Health and Acute Care Hospitals are nearly even in the total revenue for Universal Health Services (UHS). Behavioral Health is recession-resistant and is growing organically and inorganically.
Analysts expect Universal Health’s net margin to be 7.6% and 8% for 4Q15 and 1Q16, respectively. That would be a margin expansion of 80 basis points when quarterly performance is compared.
According to a financial news release, Universal Health Services (UHS) will report earnings for 4Q15 and full year 2015 on February 25, 2016, after the market closes.
HCA Holdings released its 4Q15 and fiscal 2015 earnings results on January 28, 2016. In Bloomberg’s survey, 68.0% of the analysts rated HCA Holdings a “buy.”