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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CYH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. CYH: 0.04 )
CYH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.04

0
0.11
Equity to Asset 0.18
CYH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CYH: 0.18 )
CYH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.18

0.12
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.46
CYH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. CYH: 1.46 )
CYH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.46

0.9
4.57
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.17
M-Score: -2.60
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.92
CYH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. CYH: 6.92 )
CYH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.78   Max: 11.6
Current: 6.92

6.78
11.6
Net-margin (%) 1.09
CYH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. CYH: 1.09 )
CYH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.55   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.09

-1.55
4.91
ROE (%) 4.60
CYH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. CYH: 4.60 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.31   Max: 13.55
Current: 4.6

-7.31
13.55
ROA (%) 0.82
CYH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. CYH: 0.82 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.89   Max: 4.26
Current: 0.82

-0.89
4.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.97
CYH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.97 vs. CYH: 10.97 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.36   Max: 19.9
Current: 10.97

7.36
19.9
Revenue Growth (%) 0.70
CYH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CYH: 0.70 )
CYH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 47.2
Current: 0.7

0.3
47.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.70
CYH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CYH: -1.70 )
CYH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 45.3
Current: -1.7

-1.8
45.3
EPS Growth (%) -21.10
CYH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. CYH: -21.10 )
CYH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: 109.1
Current: -21.1

-27.2
109.1
» CYH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CYH Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Lee Ainslie 2,457,028 sh (New)
John Hussman 350,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 130,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 42,107 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,676,009 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 55,313 sh (+77.75%)
Larry Robbins 9,015,163 sh (+5.43%)
Ron Baron 5,071,088 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 1,905,747 sh (-8.43%)
Steven Cohen 1,052 sh (-99.74%)
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Q2 2013

CYH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 418,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,095 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 151,449 sh (+14296.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 65,317 sh (+18.09%)
Larry Robbins 9,415,163 sh (+4.44%)
Ron Baron 5,268,015 sh (+3.88%)
Lee Ainslie 2,489,332 sh (+1.31%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Hussman 300,000 sh (-14.29%)
Richard Snow 1,607,382 sh (-15.66%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,335,900 sh (-20.29%)
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Q3 2013

CYH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 15,628 sh (New)
David Tepper 210,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 222,070 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 60,744 sh (+363.87%)
Steven Cohen 446,122 sh (+194.57%)
Lee Ainslie 5,345,910 sh (+114.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,900 sh (+34.85%)
Ron Baron 6,966,119 sh (+32.23%)
Richard Snow 1,846,931 sh (+14.9%)
Jim Simons 461,700 sh (+10.35%)
Larry Robbins 9,415,163 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 55,441 sh (-15.12%)
John Hussman 200,000 sh (-33.33%)
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Q4 2013

CYH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Tepper 668,754 sh (+218.45%)
Pioneer Investments 470,540 sh (+111.89%)
Ray Dalio 22,098 sh (+41.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 81,803 sh (+34.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,800 sh (+10.11%)
Lee Ainslie 5,550,715 sh (+3.83%)
Larry Robbins 9,472,670 sh (+0.61%)
Caxton Associates 682,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Richard Snow 1,833,640 sh (-0.72%)
Ron Baron 6,781,238 sh (-2.65%)
Jim Simons 384,800 sh (-16.66%)
Steven Cohen 10,204 sh (-97.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CYH

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.46%$37.13 - $44.12 $ 36.05-13%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 34.67%0.02%$37.13 - $44.12 $ 36.05-13%81803
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 41.4%$37.13 - $44.12 $ 36.05-13%22098
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Add 114.75%1.6%$37.99 - $48.5 $ 36.05-16%5345910
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 32.23%0.32%$37.99 - $48.5 $ 36.05-16%6966119
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.33%0.21%$37.99 - $48.5 $ 36.05-16%200000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 363.87%0.06%$37.99 - $48.5 $ 36.05-16%60744
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$37.99 - $48.5 $ 36.05-16%15628
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$41.25 - $51.18 $ 36.05-21%13095
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$41.25 - $51.18 $ 36.05-21%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 New Buy1.5%$30.74 - $47.39 $ 36.05-9%2457028
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.61%$30.74 - $47.39 $ 36.05-9%350000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$30.74 - $47.39 $ 36.05-9%42107
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Guru Investment Theses on Community Health Systems Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robins)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 22, 2013

We re-initiated a position in Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets. We believe Community is an extremely well-run company that will benefit from changes in U.S. healthcare delivery driven by healthcare reform, aging demographics and a shift in reimbursement to favor those that can deliver high quality patient outcomes at lower cost. An active and experienced acquirer in a sector that should experience accelerating consolidation, we believe Community's recently formed strategic alliance with the Cleveland Clinic makes it an even more attractive partner for struggling not-for profit hospitals that face continued capital needs, greater regulatory challenges and the need for more sophisticated, costly IT systems. Community is well represented on the new healthcare exchanges and we think should experience higher volumes and lower bad debt under the reform. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 06, 2013

Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - May 01, 2013

Rural hospital provider Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)'s shares rose 54.2% in the first quarter and increased over 114.9% in the last twelve months. The primary driver of performance has been the anticipation of health care reform. Improving admission trends are also contributing to Community Health's multiple expansion from historically depressed levels. (Susan Robbins)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc.
Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robins) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc.
We re-initiated a position in Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets. We believe Community is an extremely well-run company that will benefit from changes in U.S. healthcare delivery driven by healthcare reform, aging demographics and a shift in reimbursement to favor those that can deliver high quality patient outcomes at lower cost. An active and experienced acquirer in a sector that should experience accelerating consolidation, we believe Community's recently formed strategic alliance with the Cleveland Clinic makes it an even more attractive partner for struggling not-for profit hospitals that face continued capital needs, greater regulatory challenges and the need for more sophisticated, costly IT systems. Community is well represented on the new healthcare exchanges and we think should experience higher volumes and lower bad debt under the reform. (Susan Robbins) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc.
Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robbins) Read more...
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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc.
Rural hospital provider Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)'s shares rose 54.2% in the first quarter and increased over 114.9% in the last twelve months. The primary driver of performance has been the anticipation of health care reform. Improving admission trends are also contributing to Community Health's multiple expansion from historically depressed levels. (Susan Robbins) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.60
CYH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. CYH: 23.60 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.84   Max: 120.37
Current: 23.6

5.84
120.37
P/B 1.10
CYH's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CYH: 1.10 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.1

0.58
2.58
P/S 0.26
CYH's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CYH: 0.26 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.26

0.1
1.19
PFCF 7.20
CYH's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. CYH: 7.20 )
CYH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1914
Current: 7.2

0.15
1914
EV-to-EBIT 14.70
CYH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. CYH: 14.70 )
CYH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 25.9
Current: 14.7

8.8
25.9
PEG 33.80
CYH's PEG is ranked lower than
72% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CYH: 33.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 34
Current: 33.8

0.16
34
Shiller P/E 14.10
CYH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 24.97 vs. CYH: 14.10 )
CYH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.23   Max: 36.66
Current: 14.1

7.23
36.66

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
CYH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CYH: 0.50 )
CYH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.5

0.27
3.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CYH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CYH: 0.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.33
Current: 0.8

0.4
5.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
CYH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CYH: 6.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 11.3
Current: 6.8

3.9
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.04
CYH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. CYH: 13.04 )
CYH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.2   Max: 51.7
Current: 13.04

-25.2
51.7

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Traded in other countries:CG5.Germany
Community Health Systems Inc. was incorporated in 1996 as a Delaware corporation. The Company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates in non-urban and selected urban markets. The Company generates revenue primarily by providing a broad range of general hospital healthcare services to patients in the communities in which it is located. The Company currently owns and operates 133 hospitals comprised of 129 general acute care hospitals and four stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals. In addition, it owns and operates home care agencies, located primarily in markets where it also operates a hospital, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, or QHR, it provides management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. The Company generally targets hospitals in growing, non-urban and selected urban healthcare markets for acquisition because of their favorable demographic and economic trends and competitive conditions. Because non-urban service areas have smaller populations, there are generally fewer hospitals and other healthcare service providers in these communities and generally a lower level of managed care presence in these markets. The Company's Medicare is a federal program that provides medical insurance benefits to persons age 65 and over, some disabled persons, and persons with end-stage renal disease. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, discharge and disposal of hazardous materials, including medical waste products.

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